ACT South Kalimantan Sends Nutritious Foods to Residents Affected by Pandemic

Seeing the increasing need for nutritious food during the pandemic, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) South Kalimantan sent packages containing nutritious food to help bolster the immunity in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

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Handover of nutritious food package to a beneficiary. (ACTNews/Denny)

ACTNews, BANJARMASIN – Many residents in South Kalimantan, especially in Banjarmasin City, have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of activity restrictions that hampered the activities of the locals.

To help them, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) South Kalimantan delivered packages of nutritious foods that contain fruits, red ginger, milk, and honey.

Muhammad Rizki of ACT South Kalimantan said the idea to send these food packages came from the increasing number of residents affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. They need not only staple food assistance but also additional nutritional intake to keep them healthy.

“The goal is to boost the recipients’ immunity to maintain their health and prevent them from contracting the virus,” said Rizki, Thursday (7/29).

The foods that were packaged in bags were delivered directly to the recipients’ doors to strictly comply with the health protocol.

"Volunteers from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) South Kalimantan delivered the packages to each house. They wore PPE when delivering the packages. We also included a small card in each package containing hope and prayers for each of the recipients,” added RIzki.

ACT South Kalimantan Branch Manager Zainal Arifin stated that this was the first program that aimed to deliver nutritious supplementary foods to the residents. Zainal hoped that similar programs could be done to maintain the community’s health during the pandemic.

"Staple foods alone are not enough to strengthen their immune system. We need to supplement them with the best nutritious foods,” said Zainal.

He added that ACT opens the opportunity for those who want to help fellow Indonesians affected by the pandemic, not limited to food provision.

“In line with our bigger theme, Emergency in Solidarity, we hope that more and more people will be inspired to help one another to strengthen our solidarity and save our nation in this adverse time,” Zainal concluded. []