ACTNews, SUMEDANG - Survivors of the landslide in Sumedang are still living in evacuation sites. They still direly depend on humanitarian aid to make ends meet.
After previously sending its volunteers to help evacuate the trapped residents, Aksi Cepat Tanggap collaborated with J&T Express Indonesia to distribute meal packages through the Humanity Food Truck. A total of 600 meal packages were handed out to the evacuees at Parakan Muncang Housing Complex, Cimanggung, Sumedang Regency where 513 people stay.
“This place is a safe point for the residents. From here, it takes around 25 minutes on foot to reach the disaster-hit location,” explained Trisna Adi Permana, ACT West Java Branch Manager.
The Humanity Food Truck came all the way from ACT’s Waqf Distribution Center in Gunung Sindur of Bogor Regency. The truck arrived at the early hours of Tuesday and immediately cooked delicious dishes for the landslide victims.
The cooking process was led by two professional chefs. They cooked rice with several side dishes such as stir-fried vegetables, chicken, and tofu. Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia volunteers and local residents were also involved in the process of cooking the best dishes for the landslide survivors," added Trisna.
Humanity Food Truck is an Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Humanitarian Vehicle that has been operating since 2017. Currently, ACT has four Humanity Food Trucks.
In addition to Sumedang, the Humanity Food Trucks have also been serving disaster survivors in West Sulawesi and South Kalimantan.