Yayasan Emmanuel has helped over 5,000 children and individuals each month through 7 programmes focusing on education, homes, and community services.

Homes & Community Services

Orphanage Home Immanuel-Nicolas

The home has housed and cared for forty-two children since December 2000. Currently it houses ten children, aged from 8 to 11 years, from all over Indonesia. Twenty-eight children have graduated from the home or been successfully reintegrated into their families. 

As well as being housed, cared for and fed, children are provided with schooling and given extra-curricular lessons such as drawing, music, sports, computer and English.
Drawing on a holistic model of education, and sensitive to the Indonesian environment, the orphanage encourages all of its children to reach their full potential in a loving and nurturing home so that they may one day become self-reliant adults able to function responsibly and successfully in a complex, difficult and rapidly changing society.

The home is no longer receiving children because its long term focus has shifted to serving children with disabilities.

The Food Rescue Program

The Yayasan Emmanuel Food Rescue Program works with the Jakarta International Hotel Association to secure prepared and perishable food from 18 four and five star hotels in Jakarta to distribute to hungry and malnourished people in the scavenger communities in and around Jakarta. Everything is provided free of charge to over 120 children, mothers and the elderly each day, with an average of 2.8 tons of food being delivered to diverse communities. We prioritize food safety in all our programs and plan to work towards establishing a professional food bank to continue to reach the hungry and impoverished.

Historically, from August 2003, the program has rescued over a quarter of a million tons of food providing over 223,000 meals. Prioritizing food safety in all our operations, the Food Rescue Program is committed to helping provide food and a healthier diet to hungry and malnourished people in the scavenger communities in and around Jakarta.

How is the food rescued?

The Food Rescue Programme organizes a daily pick-up route and agrees upon pick-up times with the hotels. It also ensures that rescued food meets food safety and hygiene standards. In the future, the Food Rescue Programme has plans to rescue more food in collaboration with restaurants, caterers, bakeries, hospitals, airport caterers, and groceries, with the goal that the Food Rescue Programme will be able to serve more malnourished people and communities.

Our two food pick-up categories are:

Scheduled Donors

Call-in Donors

Donors who consistently have 20 kg of food/day may be put on a truck route for daily pickup. Donors who occasionally have 50 kg or more food can schedule a pick-up on an as needed basis.

For further information on becoming either a Scheduled Donor or a Call-in Donor, please e-mail us directly at info@yayasan-emmanuel.org.


Where does the food get redistributed?
The Food Rescue Programme serves the slum areas, povertystricken, and scavenger trash-site communities where inhabitant income is well below the poverty line of USD 1 (~ IDR 10,000) per day; such as some areas in North, North West, North East Jakarta. In the future, the Food Rescue Programme plans to reach more areas in need of similar help.

How does the Programme redistribute the food?
Each month an average of 2.8 tons of food is picked up and delivered to the various communities. A database of food recipients is kept in order to better tailor the program's services to the communities' needs.

Using refrigerated trucks with a chilling capacity down to -18oC, the Food Rescue Programme takes the food from the previous day, and redistributes it to the slum areas, poverty-stricken, and scavenger trash-site communities free of charge and directly within four hours of pick-up.

On site, the programme keeps donors anonymous, unless otherwise requested and takes full liability regarding rescued and redistributed foods at the communities.

How does the Food Rescue Programme package the food?

Here are our food donation guidelines for fresh, refrigerated, frozen prepared and packaged foods.

The Food Rescue Programme gratefully accepts perishable and prepared foods maintained in safe temperature zones and chilled or frozen before being donated.

Food Acceptance Table Food Acceptance Table

More information on what foods we can safely accept is available upon request.