ACTNews, BOGOR - No one can predict when the Covid-19 pandemic will recede. The number of confirmed cases has been increasing daily. The pandemic brings not only problems related to health and healthcare systems, but also those related to economic condition.
The impact of COVID-19 on the economy results in the increasing need for food among the poor, as many of them have lost jobs and sources of living. The spread of a pandemic and its impact on the economy also raises concerns about food security, especially for the underprivileged. Indonesia ranks 70th out of 117 countries with serious hunger levels.
Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Bogor aims to reduce the effect of the problem through the National Movement for Food Alms Gathering. The movement, which was launched by ACT Bogor on Monday (8/10), aims to raise public awareness to help meet the food needs of the poor.
“This movement is a movement to overcome hunger by supported by mutual cooperation between one another. The slogan of the campaign is 'Give your best alms, take enough of what you need'. We invite everyone to share by filling the Food Alms Shelves with whatever food they have, and people who need it can take it as needed," said Khisnul Hasanah from ACT Bogor Program Department.
As of Friday (8/14), nine Food Alms Gathering Points across Bogor City have been activated. The nine Food Alms Gathering Points are located in North Bogor District, South Bogor District, Central Bogor District, West Bogor District, East Bogor District, and Tanah Sereal District. The number will certainly increase along with the increasing support from generous donors.
"Insha Allah, more Food Alms Gathering Points will be activated in Bogor City and Regency. Hence, we are inviting all philanthropists to give their best staples. They can deliver the staples directly to the Bogor Regional Command Post and ACT Bogor Branch Office. They can also donate through the Indonesia Dermawan website or BNI Syariah account number 6600000981 in the name of the Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation," concluded Khisnul.