Tens of Thousands of Meal Packages Support Indonesian Health Workers

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has inspired various parties to support and show solidarity to the medical workers in handling COVID-19 patients. ACT takes part in this solidarity action by distributing thousands of meal packages through the Humanity Food Truck to healthcare workers in several referral hospitals in Jakarta Metropolitan Area.

Food from the Humanity Food Truck being packaged. (ACTNews / Reza Mardhani)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Due to the massive and rapid spread of COVID-19, healthcare workers in Indonesia have been working hard since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in early March. The Indonesian community has also been actively showing support for the medical workers working at the forefront to fight COVID-19.

Various parties have been providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and food aid for the healthcare workers, including Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) who deployed its Humanity Food Truck to distribute thousands of meal packages almost every day.

Ryan Andriana Rachman, Humanity Food Truck Action Coordinator, said that from March 19 to April 8, they have distributed 25,520 meal packages through the Free Food Operation, targeting medical workers at several COVID-19 referral hospitals in Greater Jakarta.

"The Humanity Food Truck program during COVID-19 emergency period focus on meeting the food needs of the medical workers. We have distributed 25,520 food packages in 33 distributions," explained Ryan, Wednesday (4/8).



Volunteers packing the lunch packages from the Humanity Food Truck for healthcare workers at Persahabatan Hospital. (ACTNews / Reza Mardhani)

The Humanity Food Truck has distributed meal packages in dozens of referral hospitals throughout Jakarta Metropolitan Area, including Persahabatan Hospital, Sulianti Saroso Hospital, Cilandak Marine Hospital, Tarakan Hospital, Pelni Hospital, Fatmawati Hospital, Harapan Kita Hospital, Pasar Minggu Hospital, Bekasi Regional Hospital, Koja Regional Hospital, Cibinong Regional Hospital, and Gatot Subroto Regional Hospital.

Various recipients have thanked ACT for Humanity Food Truck’s meal distribution. One of them is Sea Colonel (K) Dr. Hisnindarsyah SE M.Kes. MH. CFEM as Head of the Marine Hospital Cilandak. The Humanity Food Truck was present to support Health Workers at the Cilandak Marine Hospital on Thursday (3/26).

"Thank you for the support given by ACT to the Cilandak Marine Hospital which happens to be in the red zone. We hope that the good cooperation and care from ACT can continue not only at the Marine Hospital. I am sure that ACT has been very extraordinary as proven by its works, not just words," said Doctor Hisnindarsyah.

The meal distribution is planned to continue until the end of COVID-19 emergency. Ryan invited the benefactors to continue to support the Humanity Food Truck to continue distributing meal packages more massively.

"We can do the meal distribution thanks to the support of the benefactors. We also hope for your support so that we can continue our actions. Hopefully, with your support, we can continue to contribute until this pandemic ends," hoped Ryan. []