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Dealing with Food Shortage with Peduli Pangan: Week 8 Update
Peduli Pangan has reached its 8th week since we started the first kitchen in Jakarta. And last week, we successfully completed the third Dapur Peduli (Soup Kitchen).
With every kitchen, we have learned many things & as we work with new partners, we are constantly getting new inputs, new feedback, and more help from different sectors. We keep on improving our offering, the way we execute, and the way we create more impact for our stakeholders.
1. Focus on the Nutritional Needs of Impoverished People
The third kitchen was set up in an area that allowed us to distribute food in 9 RW within Kelurahan Tugu Utara, Kecamatan Koja, North Jakarta. This particular kitchen focused on helping elderly people a lot more. With 32.6% of people over the age of 65 & overall 75% of people over 50 years.
2. Partnering With Ibu-Ibu Kader & Pasukan Oranye
For our third kitchen, with the help of Rachel House, we got the opportunity to work with a team of Ibu-Ibu Kader & Pasukan Oranye. These strong women did not just perfectly handle the Dapur Peduli (Soup Kitchen) but also gave us so many interesting & useful insights into their community, the people living there. We commend the hard work, dedication & integrity shown by this team of Ibu-Ibu Kader. And they were supported by the team of Pasukan Oranye to distribute the food to our stakeholders.
3. Moving Towards Stronger Health Protocols
Peduli Pangan also partnered with a team from Royal Progress Hospital to strengthen our health protocol even further. They conducted an evaluation of our kitchen on the 3rd day & provided some really useful insights. Going forward, we will be conducting regular health training for our volunteers in collaboration with the team from Royal Progress hospitals. RP hospital will also be helping us in strengthening our Health SOP.
4. Lessening plastic use
We are also pleased to inform you that the Peduli Pangan movement reduced its plastic usage considerably with our 3rd kitchen, using fabric made tote bags instead of plastic bags to pack & distribute food. In the end, using 1000 fewer plastic bags.
5. Appreciating Volunteers
As part of our initiative to appreciate the volunteers, we also distributed paintings gifted to us by Bartega Studio & people from all over Indonesia. Appreciating the true spirit of Gotong Royong!
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Output Reporting From Peduli Pangan Kitchens, so far
People who received food
What’s Next For Peduli Pangan?
As we are entering the month of July in a few days, Peduli Pangan is expecting to be able to help over 10,000 people across Jakarta. We are beginning to receive food crops from farmers. Slowly, but steadily, the movement is becoming stronger. And we would like to thank all our partners for their regular support.
There are many ways in which you can support the Peduli Pangan movement as an organization or an individual. If you are interested in supporting the movement, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.