ACT Launches Humanity Food Bus, Ready to Serve up to 5,000 Portions Every Day

The Humanity Food Bus was launched amid problems due to the pandemic. One of the problems faced by the impoverished communities is the difficulty to afford food. Humanity Food Bus tries to answer the community's problems and is ready to serve 5,000 portions of meals every day.

Humanity Food Bus 1.0
ACT Inaugurates Humanity Food Bus 1.0 at Waqf Distribution Center (WDC), Gunung Putri, Bogor, Friday (7/16/2021). (ACTNews/ Abdurrahman Rabbani)

ACTNews, BOGOR — Communities in Java and Bali are currently implementing Emergency Public Activity Restriction Enforcement (PPKM) from July 3 to July 20, 2021, to curb the spread of Covid-19. Along with these restrictions, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) launched the newest food vehicle, namely Humanity Food Bus 1.0.

ACT President Ibnu Khajar in his speech said this food-producing vehicle is present amid problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This bus is specially designed to help those who are having difficulties getting food due to the pandemic.

“Usually, we launch a food truck that can serve 2,000 to 3,000 meal packages. With this large bus, we can serve 5,000 food packages," said Ibnu Khajar at the Launching of the Distribution of 1,000 Qurbani Cows for Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic, Friday (7/16/2021).

Chef Joni, the Head Chef of the Humanity Food Bus, said in addition to being able to provide up to 5,000 portions of ready-to-eat meals, the food bus also has other advantages. With an overall length of 12 meters, Humanity Food Bus provides more room for chefs to move around. They also use newer and more varied cooking utensils.

"We prepare these cooking utensils so that the food produced is more varied. With a grill, for example, we can grill steaks, chicken, and even lamb," he said.

MUI and AMS Support ACT's Humanitarian Program Amid a Pandemic

Responding to this collaborative program with ACT, the Chairman of Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) K.H. Dr. Sodikun said that the movement carried out by ACT was extraordinary. With sincerity, ACT can be present for the community that is being hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This jihad movement, this is very extraordinary. When our brothers and sisters are being hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, our fellow countrymen from ACT are sincerely here amid their grief. Insha Allah, this spirit of jihad will also inspire all of us," he said.

ACT with MUI and some community organizations launched the Distribution of 1,000 Qurbani Cows for Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic, 50 Trucks for Free Food, and Launch of Humanity Food Bus.

Drs. Noery Ispandji Firman, Chairman of Angkatan Muda Siliwangi Pusat (AMS), also expressed his support for ACT program which was present amid a community emergency.

"ACT's programs are very appropriate because the condition of the people in Java and Bali is getting direr. It has been really an emergency situation. ACT's presence here is useful, right on target, and on time. Alhamdulillah, hopefully, we can withstand the turbulence as a nation. We are under tremendous pressure right now," he said

ACT with MUI held the launch of the Distribution of 1,000 Qurbani Cows for Communities Affected by the Pandemic in Java-Bali at the ACT’s Global Waqf Distribution Center (WDC), Gunung Putri, Bogor. Several figures from MUI, PP Muhammadiyah, PBNU, and AMS attended the event.