ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA – Towards the end of Ramadan, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to widen the distribution of kindness from the Ramadan Food Alms Movement (GSPR). The movement supported by the community's alms has distributed food packages to underprivileged people. This effort is carried out to maximize worship in Ramadan and to assist people amid the pandemic.
The city of Tasikmalaya is one of the regions where food packages from the GSPR program has been massively distributed. Until the 19th day of Ramadan, GSPR had distributed food packages to 69 villages in 10 districts. A total of 814 food packages or equal to 2.5 tons of Waqf Rice, 306 boxes of Waqf Drinking Water, and more than 1,400 iftar meal packages had been distributed to more than 280 mosques and various elements of the community.
“By the 19th day of Ramadan, in total, there are nearly 11 thousand beneficiaries of this movement in Tasikmalaya,” explained Ridwan Fauzi from the Program team of ACT Tasikmalaya, Saturday (5/1/2021).
One of the distribution points of the Ramadan Food Alms Movement is at As Shofa Islamic Boarding School, Cipeusar Cidahu Hamlet, Sukajaya Village, Purbaratu District. The Islamic boarding school has 300 students and was established in 1990. Forty students are orphans and from underprivileged families who live in the school. GSPR also distributed food packages to underprivileged families, the elderly, and mosque congregants.
Fauzi added Ramadan Food Alms Movement was still ongoing and expecting the community's support until now. Moreover, this year's Ramadan is the second Ramadan amid the pandemic that has impacts on the lives of people, including the economy.
The Ramadan Food Alms Movement is a movement initiated by ACT a few days before Ramadan. The food alms from the community are temporarily stored in the Waqf Distribution Center-Global Wakaf for quality checks so that the food packages distributed to the community are of the best quality.