ACTNews, PALEMBANG – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) South Sumatra introduced the Humanity Rice Truck 2.0 at the Great Mosque, Palembang. This giant rice truck is the latest series. It operated for the first time touring Palembang City, South Sumatra, Monday (10/4/2021).
Humanity Rice Truck 2.0 to the city of Palembang was part of the Humanity Food Truck 2.0 tour on the island of Sumatra. Humanity Rice Truck 2.0 has distributed free Waqf Rice to the community.
The first area was at the Palembang Grand Mosque courtyard. The surrounding community enthusiastically welcomed this vehicle. Through the distribution of coupons, people queued in turn to take free Waqf Rice.
"We distributed a total of a thousand kilograms of rice to the people of Palembang today. They are casual workers such as street sweepers, online motorcycle taxis, hawkers, and other impoverished communities in need,” said Aditya Marsello from the ACT Sumatra Program Team.
Residents queue to receive free Waqf Rice from Humanity Rice Truck 2.0. (ACTNews)
Agus, a pedicab driver, was one of the beneficiaries. He was grateful for the assistance. “Thank you so much to ACT for giving us rice. Hopefully, it will become a blessing, and Humanity Rice Truck will visit us often,” he said.
The Humanity Rice Truck 2.0 is an improvement from the Humanity Rice Truck 1.0, which was launched earlier in 2019. The difference can now be seen from the interior and exterior designs which have more capacity on the truck body which can accommodate up to 20 tons of rice.
KH Ayik Farid Alaydrus, representative of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) South Sumatra, attended the rice distribution event. He also hopes that this vehicle can also spread positive benefits to the community.
"Hopefully, this program will increase our awareness and sensitivity to people in need, people affected by the pandemic, and people who struggle to spread religion, such as caretakers of mosques, preachers, ulemas, and scholars,” he said.
Apart from Palembang, Humanity Rice Truck 2.0 will also continue its journey to other areas in South Sumatra, such as Prabumulih City, East Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, and South Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, before continuing its journey to western Sumatra.