Thousands of Meal Packages Served to Jabodetabek Flood Victims

In addition to rescuing residents and establishing public kitchens, ACT also deployed its Humanity Food Trucks to serve flood victims in Greater Jakarta. To date, thousands of meal packages have been served to the flood victims.

MRI-ACT volunteers help pack the meals cooked by Humanity Food Truck chefs for flood victims in Jabodetabek. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA - Heavy rains that showered Jakarta and its surrounding areas last weekend caused flooding at several areas. Densely populated settlements in the capital city of Jakarta were submerged, forcing residents to stay on the second floor of their houses or flee to safety. Amid the flood and pandemic, they need meal packages to survive.

In response to this, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has deployed the Humanity Food Trucks to various flood-affected locations. Hundreds of meal packages were distributed to the flood victims.

Ryan Andriana, The coordinator of Humanity Food Truck, said that the mobile kitchen was deployed immediately to meet the residents’ need for food. On Sunday (2/21/2021), for example, the truck stopped by in Cipinang Melayu, East Jakarta, a neighborhood that is often hit by floods, to provide meal packages to the local residents.

"Currently, meal packages remain an urgent need because the flood survivors can’t cook their own meals,” said Ryan.

The Humanity Food Truck also served disaster victims in other areas including South Jakarta and Bekasi. In total, thousands of meal packages have been distributed to victims affected by flooding in Jakarta and its surroundings.

"We have also deployed the Humanity Food Truck to West Sulawesi and South Kalimantan. To date, the two trucks are still serving the earthquake and flood victims there,” added Ryan. []