Food Alms Gathering Benefits Informal Workers in Bogor Streets

Aksi Cepat Tanggap Bogor’s Food Alms Gathering actively distributed food alms to informal workers in the streets of Bogor on Friday (10/9).

ACT Bogor team provided assistance from the Food Alms Gathering Point to Asep, a street clown working in Coret-Coret Park. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR - Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Bogor continues the Food Alms Gathering Program at several locations, among which were the ACT Bogor Branch Office which serves as the center of the Food Alms Gathering and the Food Alms Gathering Point at Bantarjati on Friday (10/9).

In addition to the beneficiaries who eagerly came to benefit from the food distribution, the team actively handed over the food alms to the people around Corat-Coret Park of Bogor City. "Because, in Corat-Coret Park, there are many informal workers who make their living in the streets, including street clowns, beggars, scavengers, and street buskers," said Khisnul Hasanah of ACT Bogor Program Department.

One of the beneficiaries was Asep who works as a street clown around Jalan Pandu Raya and Taman Coret-Coret. "He said that his income has been stagnantly decreasing during the pandemic. He must set aside some of his money to finance his child’s mobile learning,” said Khisnul.

Asep was very grateful for the assistance from ACT Bogor. In total, 150 people benefitted from the food alms distribution. "Inshallah, in the future, we will involve more teams to distribute staple food at several distribution points. We hope that the Food Alms Gathering Points will benefit the community more massively,” said Khisnul.

Khisnul hoped that more donors can support this program that will cover more points in the city of Bogor. “This program was made available thanks to the support of the generous donors. We hope that, by involving more benefactors, kindness will multiply. You can support the Food Alms Gathering program by donating through Indonesia Dermawan website and BNI Syariah account number 6600000981 in the name of Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation," Khisnul asked. []