29th September 2021,
McDonald’s rolls out initiatives to lift Malaysians’ spirit, urges support for Health Ministry’s fight against the pandemic
IT is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live.
Some of us have battled the virus, while others do their best to comfort those battling.
And those on the frontlines – who have risked their health, lives and their families’ lives – are in constant battle to provide treatment and care to serve the nation.
In light of this, local brands have stepped up to lend support the best way they know how in this shared fight against the pandemic.
The good folks at McDonald’s Malaysia for one, have introduced various ongoing initiatives to support the Health Ministry in managing the Covid-19 pandemic as well as driving the road to recovery for the nation.
Besides that, this is part of its efforts to bring positivity and underlines its commitment to feed and foster communities as a responsible corporate citizen.
This is aligned with its Komuniti @ McDonald’s & RMHC programme mission, the brand shared in a statement recently.
McDonald’s Malaysia managing director and local operating partner Azmir Jaafar said: “Being there for all Malaysians is a purpose that is close to our heart, and it is our commitment to show up for our communities when they need it most.
“We want to bring this message of strength and resilience to all, as we strive to return to normalcy and recover from the pandemic.”
Among the latest initiatives, the company has pledged 10,000 free meals via voucher giveaway to frontliners at hospitals that treat Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and critical care unit (CCU) since mid-September 2021.
The vouchers would allow frontliners to “have a meal on McDonald’s” in their leisure time and to thank them for their service in caring for patients through this difficult time.
“Our meal sponsorships and vouchers giveaway help to cheer and convey McDonald’s appreciation towards the important work by the Health Ministry,” he added.
As a token of appreciation, the giveaway to frontliners entitles them to a Nasi Lemak McD with one piece Ayam Goreng McD and iced lemon tea and is eligible for redemption with any purchase until Dec 31, 2021.
Vaccinated folks might have received McDonald’s Malaysia Americano coffee vouchers at 75 selected centres nationwide.
To complement this effort, McDonald’s Malaysia has also been offering three million Americano coffees to those who received their vaccinations.
These vouchers are distributed to those who have received their vaccination at 75 selected vaccination centres nationwide since mid-September 2021 and are redeemable with any purchase throughout the year until Dec 31, 2021.
This is in addition to the brand’s commitment since the onset of the pandemic in providing weekly meal sponsorships for hospitals and PPVs, offering more than one million meals to the various frontliners to date, as well as donating RM250,000 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) in 2020.
“We truly applaud and are proud of our medical frontliners who risk their lives every day, who care for patients and keep Malaysians safe. We want to show our gratitude and take care of them in return,” said Azmir.
McDonald’s Malaysia aims to continue its support and assist the Health Ministry through relevant initiatives, as part of its Komuniti @ McDonald’s & RHMC programme goals and continue to do its part to ensure Malaysians and frontliners are looked after and cared for during this critical time.
Source: The Star
Full Article: https://www.thestar.com.my/starpicks/2021/09/29/mcdonald039s-spreads-positivity-on-the-road-to-recovery