ACTNews, JAKARTA – Limited source of food was the crucial problem in Ramadan last year. This condition has been worsened by the activity restrictions and decreasing economy. To solve those problems, Aksi Cepat Tanggap deployed the Humanity Food Truck to serve food for underprivileged people during Ramadan.
At the beginning of Ramadan, the Humanity Food Truck sailed to Galang Island, Batam, Riau Islands and served the ready-to-eat meals to paramedics at the Covid-19 Emergency Hospital. The paramedics' food need was supported by the Humanity Food Truck because they were the front liners to treat Covid-19 patients.
This action was appreciated by the Head of Riau Islands Tourism Office, Buralimar. “ I, as the Head of Tourism Office and on behalf of the Governor of Riau Islands, would like to thank ACT for providing free meals at Covid-19 Emergency Hospital in Galang Island,” said Bulimar. He is also one of the members of the Covid-19 Task Force in Riau Islands Province. ACT’s involvement in handling Covid-19 in Riau Islands was appreciated in the form of an award certificate.
Apart from Riau Islands, the Humanity Food Truck also visited people in various regions. This activity lasted until Eid al-Fitr.
The ACT team distributed food packages in Kampung Muka . (ACTNews/Akbar)
Sutarmi, a parking attendant at Fatmawati Hospital, South Jakarta, had to make a living on holidays. She is one of the beneficiaries of the Humanity Food Truck. “It’s beyond happy, we are being assisted. We can eat and all the foods are delicious,” said Sutarmi.
In Muka Hamlet, Pademangan Village, Angke District, North Jakarta, a total of 500 ready-to-eat food packages were also distributed to the needy. It was not the first time the ACT came to their village and they were extremely happy. “ "Alhamdulillah for the assistance. Recently, ACT gave us rice, and we also received eggs and oil from other benefactors. We are cooking egg curry for Eid," said Marfuah, one of the beneficiaries of the Humanity Food Truck.
The pandemic is still ongoing, the Humanity Food Truck will visit more beneficiaries in the upcoming Ramadan until Eid al Fitr 2021. Four units of the Humanity Food Truck have been prepared to welcome the holy month which will arrive in less than a month.