Each month we distribute a minimum of 1 ton of rice to needy recipients. The rice is given to individual families in three targeted neighborhoods of Jakarta.
Additionally, some months we distribute extra rice supplies to areas hit by disasters or other emergencies, supplementing the rice with other foodstuffs, plus basic needs like soap, floormats, and so forth. For example, we recently undertook food distribution for displaced and terribly poor families from Flores, one of the islands in East Indonesia. They had been 'transmigrated' 9 years ago under a government program to populate other parts of the country with smaller populations, where they are given land and start-up money, seed, tools, and other items to cultivate and to start new lives. Due to circumstances though, these particular people had ended up in even worse situations and consequently they have been living under terrible conditions.
Aside from those individual families of low wage earners who we help on a regular basis, we are expanding this program to include newly-met people in great need. For example, we distributed food to 65 displaced and terribly poor families from Flores, one of the islands in East Indonesia.