18 February, PETALING JAYA – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort (TGCR), a subsidiary of Tropicana Corporation Berhad prepared and delivered over 6,500 fresh, hot meals by the truckload to 28 needy homes – orphanages, old folk’s and special needs – over the 34-day MCO period from 16 January to 18 February 2021. The event was put together by Tropicana Foundation, a charity arm of the Tropicana Group in its aim to raise spirits, spread festive cheers and provide relief to the underprivileged communities during this MCO period. The Tropicana Group also united its 50 divisions to raise funds and purchased dry canned food, sanitary products, essential supplies and other necessities for these underprivileged homes.
Tropicana Corporation Berhad’s Group Managing Director, Dion Tan spoke about joining the efforts of its subsidiary to come together in times of need to help those who are living at the margins of society.
“This MCO 2.0 will have more a dire effect on everyone, especially the underprivileged community, so it is important to unite and support them. As a community builder, it is our mission to redefine the art of living as well as the art of caring. Therefore, during the MCO 2.0 period, our Tropicana Foundation committee members worked closely with our TGCR chefs to plan, prepare and pack fresh, hot lunch and dinner every day. Our packed meals were delivered to 28 underprivileged homes, from orphanages, special needs to old folk’s homes” he said.
Meanwhile, at Tropicana Corporation Berhad’s Headquarters, an internal fundraising drive was initiated to raise donations from employees across 50 divisions, who wanted to contribute. Cash donations were collected to purchase food and supplies for the 28 charity homes. Staff was also encouraged to donate dry foods in a charity food drive, where canned goods, rice and other types of dry goods were collected for distribution to the charities. This charity drive was organised by the Tropicana Foundation, the Group’s recently reactivated CSR initiative that overviews all the Group’s charitable internal and external CSR initiatives.