National Food Alms Movement Provides Necessities for Self-Isolating Residents

Support is required for people who are recovering from the Covid-19 infection. Therefore, ACT and MRI volunteers provided aid from the National Food Alms Movement for residents who were self-isolating.

Food package distribution.
Food package distribution to self-isolating residents in Bandung. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BANDUNG – New Covid-19 cases in Bandung City continue to increase. As of Wednesday (6/30/2021) at 6.11 p.m Western Indonesian Time, the confirmed cases reached 24,613 or increased by 287 from the previous day. Meanwhile, 21,301 of the confirmed cases were recovered and 477 were dead. 

Currently, all districts in Bandung City are confirmed to have Covid-19 cases. Bojongloa Kaler District has the most active cases with 216 cases followed by Batunuggal, Rancasari, Antapani, and Cicendo Districts as the top five districts with the most active cases of the Covid-19 virus per June 30, 2021.

Responding to the situation, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) with the volunteers of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Bandung assisted the residents who were self-isolating through the National Food Alms Movement. Assistance was provided by delivering food packages to the residents’ houses. One of the distribution locations was in the Cidadap District area.

“We immediately respond to the incoming report from the residents and provide our best assistance. Food packages and cleaning tools were distributed to dozens of residents who were self-isolating,” explained Supriadi, an MRI volunteer during the assistance distribution from the National Food Alms movement, Saturday (6/26/2021).

In addition to food package distribution, soon, MRI volunteers will also disinfect the neighborhood of the self-isolating residents. Other various aid will also be provided to ease the residents in fulfilling their daily necessities during the self-isolation period.

Apart from Bandung, the National Food Alms Movement was also carried out by ACT in various hospitals to assist their medical personnel. Hopefully, food support can ease their burden as the frontline of treating the Covid-19 patients.[]