Humanitarian Actions in Greater Solo Supported by Humanity Food Truck

ACT carried out humanitarian action through Humanity Food Truck two days in a row. The beneficiaries were impoverished and people affected by the pandemic in Rusunawa Jebres. Apart from the distribution of food, ACT also held mobile vaccination in Karanganyar.

MRI-ACT volunteers
MRI-ACT volunteers pack ready-to-eat meals that have been cooked in Humanity Food Truck. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SOLO, KARANGANYAR – Humanity Food Truck from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues its humanitarian missions. This time, Humanity Food Truck visited the Greater Solo area. Assisted by ACT Solo team and support by Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia held an action for residents in Rusunawa Jebres and its surroundings, Wednesday (9/15/2021). Komite Nasional Pemuda Indonesia (KNPI) Surakarta supporetd this event. 

Humanity Food Truck provided 500 ready-to-eat meals for impoverished people and casual workers affected by the pandemic. The pandemic has affected many people in Rusunawa Jebres. 

“My income has been reduced by almost half. Now, in a month, at most, I only get IDR one million. I need to support my three children and pay the rental fee. Sometimes, it's not enough," said Rina Puji Astuti, one of the residents who work as a vegetable seller and laundry laborer.

Rina admitted she was happy with the Humanity Food Truck action. At least, she could save lunch expenses that day.

Agus Riyanto, the General Chairman of KNPI Surakarta, also welcomed the collaboration with ACT. He hopes that this action will not be the last but will continue to reach more beneficiaries. "Hopefully in the future, ACT and KNPI will continue to synergize for humanity and community empowerment to restore the national economy," he hoped.

In Greater Solo, Humanity Food Truck also visited a vaccination event in Bung Karno High School Karangpandan, Karanganyar, Thursday (9/16/2021). The Regent of Karanganyar, Juliatmoko, and his deputy, Rober Cristanto, attended the event. Humanity Food Truck provided hundreds of ready-to-eat meals for vaccination participants.

“ACT volunteers helped to distributed ready-to-eat meals today. We share and help each other. Also, we encourage everyone to be healthy,” said Juliatmoko in his opening speech.

Humanity Food Truck is one of ACT’s humanitarian vehicles to support various humanitarian programs, especially amid the pandemic. Currently, there are four units of Humanity Food Truck. “During the pandemic, our humanitarian vehicles will continue to support humanitarian action as an effort to reduce the impact of the pandemic,” said Muhammad Irfan, Branch Manager of ACT Solo.[]