Fostering Spirit through Sego Kotak Peduli

During the pandemic, MRI Klaten launched the Sego Kotak Peduli (Sekoli) which aims at underprivileged people. Initially, only hundreds of boxes of ready-to-eat meals were distributed. Now, over ten thousand portions have been distributed.

Volunteers of MRI Klaten are distributing ready-to-eat meals from the Sekoli program. (ACTNews)
Volunteers of MRI Klaten distribute ready-to-eat meals from the Sekoli program. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, KLATEN – Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia is still passionate about providing the best services for the community even in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic. MRI Klaten, for instance, launched the Sego Kotak Peduli (Sekoli) program as the manifestation of the volunteers' care for the community amid the pandemic.

The latest implementation of the program was carried out on Saturday (4/24/2021) and was supported by Ikadecatering, Sandelan Mosque Youth Forum, Muma Mudi Babad, and RISMA. They distributed ready-to-eat meals to 16 sub-districts in Klaten Regency which are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we started with 250 ready-to-eat portions of meals. Alhamdulillah, this good initiative continues to grow and now we can distribute more than ten thousand boxes of food assistance,” said Program Coordinator of Sekoli, Adhista.

The main targets are farmers, construction workers, sellers, and casual workers. They welcomed this food assistance. They were very grateful and prayed for the generous people.

“Sekoli is a program from MRI to provide the best service for the community amid a pandemic. Now, Sekoli is transforming into a massive movement. We carry out this program regularly every week,” added Adhista. 

Adhista said many benefactors sent their alms or provided cooking ingredients even before the program was announced to the public. “Cross out the list that has been fulfilled” was a phrase that was often delivered by MRI Klaten team when a poster calling for charity to Sekoli was launched. In this Ramadan, the distribution is increased to four times a week by serving iftar and suhoor dishes. []