Food Alms Gathering Point in Semarang Fosters Community’s Generosity

The Food Alms Gathering Point in Semarang continues to encourage the community to care about one another and to foster their self-reliance.

Residents of Pendrikan Kidul, Semarang City, choosing foodstuffs at ACT's Food Alms Shelves, Semarang City. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SEMARANG - Food Alms Gathering Point in Semarang reopened on Friday (10/9), located on Jalan Sadewa 3 no. 14, Semarang City. Hundreds of local residents living in Pendrikan Kidul area were enthusiastic for the program, and benefitted from the food alms at the Food Alms Gathering Point.

Hamas Rausyanfikr from the Aksi Cepat Tanggap Central Java Program Department reported that the Food Alms Gathering Point was well-received by the locals. Despite the enthusiasm, the volunteers and the locals strictly comply to the health protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The Food Alms Gathering Point is supported by local urban village government and residents.

"The Food Alms Gathering Point has been showing a positive impact on the beneficiaries’ lives. Many have benefitted from this program. Moreover, the locals also feel the sense of empowerment, as many of them participate in the provision of the foods for the Food Alms Gathering Point. We hope that these positive results will continue,” said Hamas.

Give your best alms; take enough so everyone gets enough. In this difficult time, the National Movement for Food Alms Gathering has become an initiative to facilitate those who wants to give to the needy.

"Hopefully, this program can continue and all who contribute to this program can be persistent in doing good deeds for the sake of helping others in need," said Hamas. []