Euphoria of Takjil and Iftar Distribution in Several Indonesian Regions

Generous Friends gave free Iftar to orphans, elderlies, impoverished families, disaster survivors, and Quran memorizers.

ACT also provides takjil to the community in addition to iftar. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TANGERANG CITY, TANJUNG PINANG, PEKANBARU – As the month of Ramadan draws to a close, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to provide aid to those in need. Iftar offerings are one of them, and they can be found in various parts of Indonesia.

For example, on Thursday (4/21/2022), ACT Tangerang distributed around 400 iftar packages at Al Ikhlas Mosque in Neglasari District. The Humanity Food Bus, which prepared this Iftar feast, was warmly welcomed by the locals. Aside from the iftar, there were 200 takjil (Ramadan snacks) made by beneficiaries of the Waqf for MSME program of Global Wakaf-ACT.

"We are grateful for the Iftar provided by ACT's Humanity Food Bus. We, the mosque's committee and ACT, have been collaborating for a long time. We can now share with the locals and the surrounding area, Alhamdulillah. Hopefully, we can continue to host events like this and benefit others," Toto, a committee member of Al Ikhlas Mosque, stated.

An-Nisinniyah Foundation manager Umi Lilis expressed her thanks to ACT and the donors for caring for the children. "Hopefully, we will be able to continue to help orphans and the poor," Umi remarked.

In Pekanbaru City, a Quran memorizer receives an iftar meal. (ACTNews)

A similar event happened in Riau Province. On Thursday (4/21/2022), ACT Tanjung Pinang and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) handed out dozens of takjil at the ACT Tanjungpinang Office in Air Raja Village, East Tanjungpinang District.

The takjil were neatly wrapped and delivered through the team's zakat station on the Bintan Center Complex's roadside. This distribution aimed to remind the public of their zakat, which can be distributed through Global Zakat-ACT, in addition to being a form of concern for others.

The community responded well to the takjil sharing exercise, according to Remy from the ACT Tanjung Pinang Program Team. Many locals came out to collect this takjil from various circles. "Helping the community in this challenging economy is one way we express our gratitude." "We must empower each other by supporting others, especially during Ramadan," Remy added.

In Pekanbaru City, ACT and MRI Riau embraced many organizations and communities. Kinoi Cake and Sugar Taste Kitchen supported the activity. The team distributed hundreds of iftar packages to orphans, Quran memorizers, and impoverished communities at Al Umm Islamic Boarding School Tangkerang, Pekanbaru City on Friday (22/4/2022).

On that occasion, Ustadz Sirjon. S.P.d.I, a principal of an Islamic boarding school, welcomed the distribution of these iftar meals. "Alhamdulillah, we are grateful for the assistance from Generous Friends and hopefully, it will be a blessing for all of them," he said.

ACT also gave iftar packages to the disaster survivors. The team distributed 100 Iftar packages to the community in evacuation camps in Mundiak Simpang, Nagari Kajai,  Talamau District, West Pasaman Regency, Monday (4/25/2022).

"Alhamdulillah, we received a mandate from ACT Padang donors to give this iftar package in the West Pasaman area. In this distribution, we prioritize the elderly and children. Let us continue to bring joy to earthquake victims and others in need by sending iftar packages and breaking the fast with the best alms through Indonesia Dermawan," he urged. []