ACTNews, EAST JAKARTA – More Food Alms Gathering points have been established in Jakarta. After a Food Alms Gathering Point was established at Fatahillah Mosque of Tanah Abang Market, another Food Alms Gathering Point was established at Al Barkah Mosque, Pondok Ranggon Village, Cipayung, East Jakarta. This Food Alms Gathering point serves not only as a medium for the community to help each other but also a means to strengthen the role of mosques during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Food Alms Gathering Point was inaugurated on Saturday (9/19). The Food Alms shelf was filled with staples like rice and cooking oil. Those who have extra staple food can donate it to the Food Alms Gathering Point, and those who need it can take it.
Wawa, Deputy Head of Cipayung District who attended the inauguration stated that the Food Alms Gathering Point is very beneficial and expected to encourage the locals and the worshippers at the mosque to help one another.
"We hope that the residents of Pondok Ranggon can fill the Food Alms shelf with various staple foods. On behalf of the district government, we invite everyone to increase their faith and give the best alms," said Wawa.
The National Movement for Food Alms Gathering is a movement initiated by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) as the best step to encourage the community to help one another. As it is a national movement, everyone can be involved in filling the Food Alms shelves available at various locations. ACT also opens the opportunity for those who wish to contribute through cash donations. The money will be used to buy staple foods that will be put on the Food Alms Shelves.
ACT East Jakarta Branch Manager, Nurhijrah Muhammad, said that those who wish to contribute to this movement can also donate their cash through BNI Syariah account number 99 0000 647 in the name of Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation. "Generous donors have a massive role in ACT’s humanitarian programs, including the National Movement for Food Alms Gathering," said Nurhijrah.