MRI Volunteers Distribute Food Packages to Residents of Java's Eastern Salient Affected by Pandemic

The increase of new Covid-19 cases has had a major impact on the ability to meet food needs. Therefore, MRI volunteers supported by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) provided the best food for the community.

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A volunteer of MRI Jember distributes food packages to residents. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JEMBER – New cases of covid-19 continue to increase in Jember and Java's Eastern Sailent (Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Lumajang, Bondowoso, Situbondo, and Banyuwangi). Various policies are being implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19, including activity restrictions that have a significant impact on people's livelihood.

Volunteers of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Jember distributed food packages from the National Food Alms Movement to residents in the Covid-19 red zone. One of the distribution points is in Sumberjambe District.

"We supplied food for underprivileged residents affected by Covid-19. Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases, the locals' mobility has been limited. Hence, their economy has deteriorated,” said Firman Hardiansyah from the team of MRI Jember, Tuesday (6/29/2021).

Waqf management products

The food that was distributed to the residents of Jember and its surroundings consisted of Waqf Rice and Waqf Drinking Water. These two products are the products of waqf funds managed by Global Wakaf - ACT. The rice and drinking water are produced in facilities managed by Global Wakaf - ACT to be distributed to the public for free.

These two products support the National Food Alms Movement initiated by ACT. The movement aims to support the food availability of the community amid the pandemic. Zaky Noerahman from the ACT Jember team hopes that people affected by the pandemic can be helped by the movement driven by community alms.

"Both the beneficiaries and benefactors of the food packages come from various elements of society,” said Zaky.[]