ACTNews, BATULICIN - Hunger and suffering knows no time. We must not falter to take care of the needy. Such is the principle and determination of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team in Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan. Every week, the volunteers tirelessly distribute meal packages to the economically underprivileged communities. "We are merely a medium to channel the generosity of the benefactors who have donated to us. This is the role of the volunteers," said Anjar Sufangat, Chairman of MRI Tanah Bumbu when distributing prepared meals, Thursday (8/31).
MRI-ACT’s consistency in channeling the generosity of the benefactors has brought immense benefit to many. One of the programs to channel the generosity of the benefactors is called the Humanity Food Car. On Saturday (8/31), before noon, a car drove to the Pagatan Market in Pasar Baru Village, Kusan Hilir Subdistrict, Tanah Bumbu Regency. The locals looked in amazement as soon as the car opened and delivered full lunch packages. "It's all free. Please enjoy," said Anjar Sufangat.
The pedicab drivers and laborers in the market immediately rushed to the Humanity Food Car. "Alhamdulillah, we are happy for the free lunch. Thank you very much," said Jauhari who immediately took a lunch package and ate it on his pedicab. Another pedicab driver named Ali also took a package of free lunch and enjoyed it.
The volunteers were also deeply impressed by the free lunch distribution that day, one of them was Retno Melati Fatma Napsari. The woman who is often called Icha said that she was happy to be able to contribute to the Humanity Food Car program. "It was very nice to be able to contribute through MRI-ACT. The team is friendly and very communicative, "said Icha, who is also the founder of the Komunitas Jumat Menabung Pagatan. Icha hoped that the Humanity Food Car meal distribution can be done regularly because it is very beneficial laborers in Pagatan Market.
A total of 120 people consisting of laborers and pedicab drivers enjoyed the free meals that Saturday afternoon. This activity also sparked the enthusiasm of ACT South Kalimantan to continue to share. "The lunch packages have brought smile to many. This is an act of kindness that must continue to be done because hunger and suffering will never take a day off, "concluded the Branch Manager of ACT South Kalimantan Zainal Arifin.