Free Rice Operation – Humanity Rice Truck Brightens Informal Workers in Bogor Market

The arrival of Humanity Rice Truck on Thursday (3/18/2021) was met with the gratitude of the sellers and informal workers at Bogor Market. In the midst of the economic difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, they were happy to receive free rice from the zakat of generous Indonesians.

The Humanity Rice Truck Global Zakat-ACT Bogor Team gives free rice to parking attendants at Bogor Market, Thursday (3/18/2021). (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR – Sri, a 72-year-old grandmother who sells snacks at Bogor Market in Bogor City, was very happy when she received free rice, Thursday (3/18/2021). She did not expect that Global Zakat – ACT would hold a Free Rice Operation for sellers and informal workers at Bogor Market.

For Sri, the free rice distribution meant so much because her income decreased two months ago as she was unable to work after she sprained her hand.

"Alhamdulillah, thank you to all. I pray that the donors will always be blessed by Allah and given health and long life. Thank you for giving this, especially near the month of Ramadan,” Sri said.

Heni, a seller at Bogor Market was also one of the beneficiaries. She was also very grateful for the Free Rice Operation Program. According to Heni, this program was very beneficial in the midst of the financial difficulties faced by the people of the lower middle class. "I am very delighted. Hopefully, this program can continue,” said Heni, expressing her joy and hope to Global Wakaf - ACT Volunteers.

The coordinator of the Global Wakaf-ACT Bogor Free Rice Operation, Wahyudi, explained that the Free Rice Operation - Humanity Rice Truck was part of activities to enliven the National Food Alms Movement. That Thursday, 300 free rice packages were distributed to sellers and informal workers at the Bogor Market.

"Thanks to the help from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia – ACT Bogor and the stakeholders of Bogor Market, we collected the data on the beneficiaries. We also worked together with the local government officials, Babinsa, the police and Indonesian military officars," said Wahyudi. []