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Mormons Set Up Food Kitchens to Feed Community After Jakarta Floods

After a devastating flood hit parts of Jakarta, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in the area set up a food kitchen to prepare meals for over 500 people displaced by the floods.

With funding from LDS Charities, the members were able to provide two meals a day and deliver it to those who had to relocate because of the floods.

Members of the Church gathered all the food and supplies then set up a makeshift kitchen under a tent. This service was reminiscent of the 2002 floods of Jakarta when Church members also set up temporary kitchens to prepare food for displaced community members.

Missionaries serving in the Jakarta area also assisted with the cooking and delivering of the food.

It is estimated that almost 50,000 people in Jakarta have been driven from their homes by rising waters.

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