Supporting Community Food Needs Through Cheap Food Operation in Jakarta

ACT carried out Cheap Food Operation at Al-Insan Patal Mosque, Senayan, South Jakarta, Thursday (10/21/2021). This action supported and gave strength to people in need amid difficult circumstances like now.

Cheap Food Operation
This program is expected to be a strength for the community. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA - Poverty is still a serious problem for Indonesians. According to data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in 2021, the number of poor people in Indonesia has exceed 27.54 people. The high poverty rate is a big problem for Indonesians. The existence of a pandemic is also a new problem where the poverty rate of the Indonesian people is increasing.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), as one of the humanitarian agencies, launched a new program, namely Cheap Food Operation. This program helps impoverished communities who need food assistance.

The implementation of the Cheap Food Operation program was again held at Al-Insan Patal Mosque, Senayan, South Jakarta, Thursday (10/21/2021). Representative of Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), Kebayoran District, South Jakarta, IKADI, and Al-Insan Mosque Prosperity Council (DKM) attended this event. 

Food in Cheap Food Operations is only half the price. (ACTNews)

“This Cheap Food Operation provides a variety of food aid at a price charged only 50% of the original food price so that it will reach various groups. The complete food packages consist of 10 kilograms of rice, cooking oil, sardines, soy sauce, and salt,” said Lukman of ACT Regional Jakarta Program Manager.

K.H. Hadi, General Secretary of MUI South Jakarta, advised the public to help each other amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as ACT did. By helping each other, it will be a strength for the community.

“Hopefully, the work done by friends from ACT will always be blessed by Allah SWT. I hope this will also be a good program that can help people who need it," said K.H Hadi.

Ari Kuncoro from Al-Insan Patal Senayan Mosque Prosperity Council also expressed his gratitude to the donors and the ACT Team. “This food aid is needed. We want this mosque to be not just a place of worship but also a place that is useful for the community, such as with the program from the ACT Team, namely Cheap Food Operations,” said Ari. []