3 Startups and AEON Donate 1,000 Food Packages for Residents in Bogor
Startups Meyer Food, HappyFresh, and Ceva Animal Health, as well as AEON Indonesia, donated 1,000 packages of basic necessities. This will be given to residents affected by the corona pandemic in Bogor.
Meyer Food and HappyFresh are engaged in providing basic necessities. Meanwhile, Ceva Animal Health provides animal health services.
The trio and AEON collaborated on a program titled ‘Together Against Covid #Pastibisa’. The assistance provided includes chicken pieces, eggs, honey, powdered milk, hand sanitizer, disinfectant soap, masks, and instant noodles.
The four companies also provided sanitation assistance to 1,000 families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Meyer Food Co-Founder and COO Athalia Permatasari said the aid was aimed at reducing the burden on people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There are still many people who are even more afraid of starvation than Covid-19,” he said in a press release, Thursday (5/8).
HappyFresh Co-Founder and CTO Fajar Budiprasetyo added that people need decent and quality food during the corona pandemic.
In addition, “it is necessary to ensure distribution that prioritizes health protocols,” he said. The goods that are most in-demand in HappyFresh are basic necessities, fruit, and herbal products.
Distribution of Donations Involves Communities and Volunteers
The aid was symbolically handed over to the Bogor City Government (Pemkot) and the Bogor City of West Java Mobile at the East Bogor District Office. After being handed over, the aid was directly distributed to each sub-district.
“With this assistance, of course, the people who are currently unable to carry out their activities can at least be dealt with first with the food items that are sent,” said Deputy Mayor of Bogor, Dedie A. Rachim after releasing the aid distribution.
Dedie A Rachim continued, there have been a total of around 25 thousand aid packages that have been distributed. This assistance also involves the community and volunteers.
So, in mutual cooperation, the people of Bogor City help each other to ease the burden of those in need. At the same location, the Chair of the West Java Mobile City of Bogor, Yantie Rachim added, collaboration and synergy are indeed needed at this time.
Other Startups Also Distribute Donations to Communities Affected by the Pandemic
East Ventures’ venture capital through the Indonesia PASTI BISA (IDPB) movement raised US$ 1.2 million or around IDR 17.3 billion to donate at least 1,450 oxygen concentrators to hospitals in Indonesia.
Several institutions that also donated to IDPB Jaga Oxygen, include Emtek, Bukalapak, BEENEXT Capital Management, GGV Capital, and Sasa Inti.
An oxygen concentrator is a machine that processes air into pure oxygen and has the ability to flow more than 90% of pure oxygen at 10 liters per minute.
Logistics startup Waresix is involved in the storage and delivery of oxygen concentrators to hospitals. While the start-up provider of supply chain management software (Software as a Service/SaaS), Advotics helps in terms of the tracking system.
Advotics implements a Quick Response (QR Code) code system. Each oxygen concentrator is labeled with a QR code for easy tracking of shipments from the Waresix warehouse to the destination hospital. The public can also monitor.
The joint company of Gojek and Tokopedia, GoTo, has helped to overcome the problem of oxygen demand in the country. GoTo, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), and Aneka Gas Industri (Samator Group) initiated a facility called the ‘Rumah Oksigen Gotong Royong’.
The ‘Rumah Oksigen’ is a semi-permanent health facility equipped with oxygen supply equipment and beds for residents exposed to COVID-19 with moderate symptoms.
This facility was established next to the Samator Group factory area in Pulogadung, East Jakarta. Technology companies from Singapore, Shopee and Grab are also providing assistance in handling the corona pandemic in Indonesia.