Free Food Operation Presents Delicious Food Amid Pandemic in South Tangerang

Under the Free Food Operation program, Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Humanity Food Truck distributed meal packages to people who are self-isolating due to exposure to COVID-19 and the impoverished families, funded by the community’s generosity.

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One of the orphaned children in South Tangerang shows a meal package from the Humanity Food Truck. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SOUTH TANGERANG – The emergency situation triggered by the surge in Covid-19 cases has brought a severe impact on the community’s economy. Those who have contracted the virus can no longer work while the activities in Java and Bali have been restricted by the Emergency PPKM policy.

In response to this, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) supported by volunteers held a Free Food Operation in Pamulang, South Tangerang, Tuesday (7/6/2021). On this occasion, meal packages were handed over to orphans, casual workers, poor families, and people who are self-isolating.

"This program is intended to provide ready-to-eat food to people in need, especially those who are economically disadvantaged and are affected by the current pandemic," explained Rody Maryanto from ACT South Tangerang Program team.

ACT’s Humanity Food Truck came to the area to distribute the meal packages, assisted by the volunteers who consisted of students and local residents. Eri Sukriya, a resident of West Pamulang, was one of the volunteers. He made sure that hundreds of residents affected by the current pandemic could enjoy the delicious fruit of the community's generosity.

"To residents who are self-isolating, we will take the meal packages directly to their homes," explained Eri.

Asmat, the head of the local RT, said that there were three families who were self-isolating in their respective homes. To him, the Free Food Operation from ACT is very helpful when people's activities are very limited.

"Thank you. May Allah bless you," said a recipient who was self-isolating.

In addition to the Pamulang area, ACT South Tangerang also distributed the food packages to Rumah Lawan Covid-19 in Serpong. There, meal packages were distributed to patients and healthcare workers on duty. The facility which was built by the South Tangerang City Government is currently at full capacity due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. []