Humanity Food Truck Support Iftar for Gaza

Not only in Indonesia, but Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Humanity Food Truck also drives through the streets of Palestine. The large mobile kitchen served up to a thousand meal packages for the Palestinians.

Children queuing to get iftar meal packages from ACT’s Humanity Food Truck in Gaza, Palestine. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – The people in Gaza have been living under siege and ongoing humanitarian conflict. Their situation worsened due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. However, their difficult circumstances do not dampen their spirit to do acts of worship in the month of Ramadan.

Through ACT, Indonesia's generous support for the struggle of the Palestinian people reached the people of Gaza. Amid global pandemic, ACT deployed its Humanity Food Truck in the Gaza area to prepare iftar packages on Monday (5/15) and Tuesday (5/16). The mobile kitchen cooked special dishes for the Gazans.

Before the call for maghrib prayer echoed, the beneficiaries lined near the Humanity Food Truck. Among those waiting in line were children. A total of 1,850 beneficiaries enjoyed the dishes that were distributed in two days.

Said Mukkafiy from Global Humanity Response (GHR) - ACT said, iftar packages from ACT's Humanity Food Truck for Palestine were distributed to poor families and orphans. Some of the iftar packages were delivered directly to the beneficiaries’ houses.

"In the middle of May, Humanity Food Truck visited three locations: West Gaza, North Gaza, and Khan Younis," said Said, Tuesday (5/19).

Humanity Food Truck for Palestine can produce one thousand to two thousand servings of meal at once and can easily distribute free meals to all governorates in the Gaza Strip. Previously, in early April, health workers in various hospitals in Gaza enjoyed free iftar meals. Thousands of meal packages have been distributed.

Humanity Food Truck is one of ACT's newest humanitarian vehicles in Palestine. In late March, the truck started operating after 41 days of modification. Now, the truck distributes meal packages to the needy Palestinian population who have been affected by COVID-19. []