Free Meals from Generous Benefactors Reach Ambon Residents

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is suffered by the entire Indonesians. To ease their burden, ACT and Pergerakan Sejahtera Indonesia (PEPES) carried out Free Meal Operation in Ambon City.

Free Meal Operation.
Free Meal Operation delivers meal packages to residents in Ambon City. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, AMBON – Amid the pandemic in Maluku, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) and Pergerakan Sejahtera Indonesia (PEPES) community provided 300 free meal packages to underprivileged residents and daily workers, Friday (7/30/2021). This action is the result of a kindness auction.

Syahril Mewar from ACT Maluku Program Team revealed that the auction results were implemented into Free Meal Operation (FMO) action. This is a good step for us to care for each other. FMO, known by the Ambonese as the Friday Faith Movement (because it was held on Friday), was enthusiastically welcomed by daily workers who are experiencing economic difficulties due to the pandemic as well as PPKM enforcement.

Alhamdulillah, residents of Ambon City were enthusiastic about participating in the auction, some gave food and some donated their best assets. From the results of the auction, FMO was carried out targeting street cleaners, pedicab drivers, hawkers, parking attendants, street children, and daily workers in need,” said Sharil Mewar.

Chairman of PEPES, Ira Salam appreciated the kindness programs of ACT including meal distribution to daily workers. She said that ACT’s programs are in accordance with PEPES goal so that they decided to collaborate with ACT.

“Hopefully, the distributed meal packages can assist our brothers and sisters who are the breadwinner of their families. Therefore, they can save their meal expense and not starve themselves while working,” said Ira.

For the benefactors who want to take part, Syahril continues that they can access the link of Indonesia Dermawan in maluku.indonesiadermawan.id, or cash transfer to Bank Syariah Indonesia 7164 170 858 or Bank Muamalat 8710 222 222. "The slightest act of kindness means a lot to those affected by the pandemic," he concluded.[]