Free Food Operation Brings Relief to Orphans in Tangerang, Bengkalis

ACT continues to distribute food aid to orphans in various regions in Indonesia. Recently, ACT provided aid for dozens of orphans in Solear, Tangerang Regency, and in Bathin Solapan, Bengkalis Regency, Riau.

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One of the orphans receives food aid from ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TANGERANG, BENGKALIS – The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected various sectors, one of which is the food sector. Food prices tend to rise, making it difficult for people to obtain them. The life of orphans who already live in hardship is becoming more difficult with the rising prices of these food needs.

ACT continues to distribute food aid to orphans in various regions in Indonesia. Recently, ACT provided aid for dozens of orphans in Solear, Tangerang Regency, and in Bathin Solapan, Bengkalis Regency, Riau.

Dozens of orphans benefitted from the food distribution. Dimas (6), one of the beneficiaries, is a first-grader who has been an orphan since he was a toddler. His mother passed away while giving birth to Dimas, and not long after, his father also died of illness. Currently, Dimas lives with his sick grandfather. His grandfather suffers from a stroke and is no longer able to make a living.

"Thanks, ACT. I wish you more success," Dimas prayed innocently.

Meanwhile, in Bengkalis, one of the coordinators for the orphans there also expressed his gratitude for the food package assistance. “Many thanks to the ACT team for caring for our children. Hopefully, the ACT team will always be healthy and get rewards from Allah as a good deed in this world and the hereafter,” he said.

Wahyu Fitra Suryanda, the Branch Manager of ACT Riau, hoped that this food package assistance could be an encouragement for these children to seek knowledge. “Alhamdulillah, ACT continues to distribute food package assistance to people in need. Through this food package distribution program, hopefully, it can ease the burden on people who are experiencing difficulties, especially because of the current pandemic," said Wahyu. []