ACT Distributes Over 676 Tons of Free Rice in 8 Months

To assist the poor who have been financially struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has been distributing free food through Free Food Operation and National Food Alms Movement. In eight months, 676 tons of rice have been given away to the poor.

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Through the Free Food Operation and the National Food Alms Movement, ACT has distributed 676 tons of free rice to the poor. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – In an effort to alleviate food crisis faced by the impoverished families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has launched several humanitarian programs, two of which are Free Food Operation and National Food Alms Movement.

In the period of eight months, from February 23 to October 24, 2021, ACT has distributed 676,586 kilograms of free rice.  

ACT's Head of Food Distribution Program, Sutaryo, said that through these two programs, ACT has reached 1,790,960 beneficiaries in 16 provinces in Indonesia. He added that there were 13,274 distribution programs that involved Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) volunteers.

“Alhamdulillah, our efforts in alleviating poverty in Indonesia have slowly shown their good results. The beneficiaries have expressed great appreciation and gratitude to the donors who have channeled their generosity through ACT. Our struggle is far from finished. Let’s unite and build solidarity in the emergency situation,” said Sutaryo. []