Humanity Food Bus Helps Reduce Burden on Fishermen in Cilincing

Residents and the fishermen in Cilincing, North Jakarta, received thousands of ready-to-eat meals. The food from Humanity Food Bus helped reduce the burden on fishermen who are experiencing a lack of income due to the pandemic and poor weather.

The fishermen
The fishermen in Cilincing receive ready-to-eat meals from Humanity Food Bus. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, NORTH JAKARTA – Free Meal Operation from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to expand the action. This time, Humanity Food Bus visited Cilincing, North Jakarta. Daily workers, underprivileged residents, and fishermen received meals that cooked in the kitchen bus. 

Harun Basalamah from ACT North Jakarta Program Team says the implementation of Humanity Food Bus is still ongoing because many impoverished people are struggling due to the pandemic. 

“There are many fishermen here, but their economic condition is poor. The pandemic has also had an impact, and this September, the strong wind season brings another new challenge for the fishermen. For that, we visit them with Humanity Food Bus to ease their economic burden, at least for lunch,” explained Harun.

Susi was one of the beneficiaries of the meal from Humanity Food Truck. She is a fisherwoman who usually goes to the sea in the waters of Jakarta. According to her, being a fisherwoman in an archipelago state is not a guarantee that her economy will prosper. The income is uncertain, especially if the weather is not friendly.

“Alhamdulillah, there is assistance from Humanity Food Bus. It helps us,” said Susi, who was happy to receive a ready-to-eat meal.

In Cilincing that day, a total of a thousand packages of ready-to-eat food were distributed to residents. In partnership with British Propolis, this action was also supported by volunteers from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) North Jakarta.

From Cilincing, Humanity Food Bus continues its journey to West Sumatra. Humanity Food Bus will be in West Sumatra for one month to carry out humanitarian actions.[]