Humanity Food Truck
"Any one of the believers who feeds the hungry believers, then Allah ta'ala will feed them from the fruits of Heaven." (Narrated by Tirmidhi)
Poverty becomes an unfailing word at every stage of our nation's life. Poverty is a real, visible, and possibly growing issue as the population of this country grows. Moving through the various regions of Indonesia, pockets of poverty can easily be found on the roadsides.
Poor is not only owned by villagers or rural areas who sleep on the ground and the sky. For a moment see the condition of the capital of this country, social inequality is true. The sad motto, "the rich richer, the poorer the poorer" became the real thing in this country.
Although some of them live on the same land as the capital, but their welfare is still far from expectations. Among them still sleeping on a plywood roof and cardboard-walled. Most work as garbage collectors or day laborers with insufficient incomes for family livelihoods. Revenue earned is just enough to eat potluck, do not ask about nutrition and tasty or not taste.
Economic inflation is putting pressure on their lives, every month the prices of basic commodities continue to rise. Generally, food prices tend to rise before and during Ramadan. Price fluctuations affect the family food security in this third world humans. Data show that only 62% of Indonesian households are able to afford the cheapest nutritious food, meaning that without any price increase, 4 out of 10 people can not afford nutritious food.
Answering the problems ranging from fulfilling basic needs of life, Aksi Cepat Tanggap initiated an innovative program "Humanity Food Truck". A large truck modification into a running kitchen to provide a free meal service to those in need. The targets of this program are low-income informal workers, the poor, travelers, hospital patient waiters, and also food insecurity communities. With high mobility capability, Humanity Food Truck is not only able to 'pick up the ball' in food insecurity, but also can be a solution of food fulfillment for disaster victims.
Humanity Food Truck has a production capacity of at least 1,000 servings of ready-to-eat food packages. Special standards are created, the cooking process is full in the food truck and is staffed by professional chefs. So the food produced nutritious, hygienic, kosher, and appropriate Indonesian flavor.
This large vehicle is a modified version of the Mitsubishi Fuso FM 517HL. The truck has a length of 8 meters, a width of 2.5 meters, and a height of 2.7 meters. In addition to producing 1,000 portions of food, as much as 200 liters of drinking water can be accommodated to remove the thirst of the beneficiaries. Not only that, to reach an isolated area, a KLX 150cc trail bike is attached to the stern of the truck.
In accompanying the beneficiaries in Ramadan, ACT invites Sahabat Peduli to accompany their meal and break their fast. During the month of Ramadan, the Humanity Food Truck will be present in mosques, poor slum neighborhoods, hospitals, and other location points tailored to the needs of beneficiaries and partners. With our care, the desire to enjoy Ramadan for them grows as our concern and concrete action together.
Do not let this flow of goodness stop. Let us channel our zakat to meet the basic needs of the poor and disaster victims.