ACT’s Public Kitchen in Tanah Bumbu Make 900 Meal Packages Daily

Today, the residents of Tanah Bumbu Regency are in an urgent need of meal packages. To meet their needs, ACT’s public kitchen make 900 servings of meal packages.

ACT’s Public Kitchen for flood victims in Tanah Bumbu. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TANAH BUMBU - Until Monday (6/22) afternoon, the flood that submerges Satui Subdistrict, Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan, has not receded. The flood not only drowns houses, but also makes it difficult for the locals to get food. For this reason, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) set up public kitchen to provide meal packages for the victims.

Located on Jalan Karya Bersama, Sungai Danau Village, Satui Subdistrict, every day, 900 meal packages were cooked there. Volunteers and local residents worked together to make sure that the flood victims’ need for food is fulfilled.

"After the food is cooked, hundreds of meal packages are immediately distributed to the flood victims. Every day, we provide 900 meals for flood-affected residents," explained the ACT South Kalimantan Program Coordinator Retno Sulisetiyani, Monday (6/22). The meal distribution is assisted by local volunteers.

In Satui, the flood submerged three villages. In Danau Riverbanks, the flood affects 16 neighborhood associations (RT) consisting of 1,481 families. In Sinar Bulan Village, 68 families were affected, while in Satui Timur, 130 families were affected.

In addition to meal packages, the flood victims are also in need of other kinds of aid such as medicine and blankets.

A number of houses in Satui Subdistrict of Tanah Bumbu Regency were flooded after several days of heavy rain. An ACT South Kalimantan Emergency Response Volunteer Indra Gunawan reported, the height of the flood ranged from knee to waist level. "The affected areas are East Satui Village, Angkasa Sungai Danau area, and Bay of Lahung Sinar Bulan," explained Indra, Sunday (6/21). []