An Army officer hands over a bag of rice to a local resident at the Kodim 0503 headquarters in West Jakarta on Monday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Military Opens 'Rice ATM' for Poor Families in Jakarta
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
MAY 04, 2020
The West Jakarta District Military Command (Kodim) distributed rice to poor families around the area on Monday. Each resident walked away from the military headquarters with 1.5 kilograms of rice.
The Kodim will open the "Rice ATM" again this week from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Officers checked the body temperature of everyone who came to the Kodim, gave away free masks and made sure everyone observe physical distancing.
They also went door-to-door to deliver rice to residents who are unable to go to the Kodim headquarters on Jalan Letjen S. Parman in Petamburan.
Currently the Rice ATM can be found in 10 locations in Greater Jakarta: Kodim 0501 in Central Jakarta, Kodim 0502 in North Jakarta, Kodim 0503 in West Jakarta, Kodim 0504 South Jakarta, Kodim 0505 East Jakarta, Kodim 0506 in Tangerang, Kodim 0509 in Bekasi, Kodim 0508 in Depok, Kodim 0606 in the City of Bogor and Kodim 0621 in the District of Bogor.