Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pinsuwan, Thalang District Chief Bancha Tanu-in and Luksana Isarangkun Na Ayutthaya, Chief of Phuket Social Development and Human Security office, joined an SOS food drive at Wat Muang Komanraphat, in Thepkrasattri, Thalang, yesterday (Feb 23).
The Phuket branch of the SOS Foundation, working with the Phuket Social Development and Human Security office and volunteers, will continue to deliver food to those in need four days a week, from Wednesday through Saturday, Said a report by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket).
“Volunteers in the community will be the main mechanism for distributing food to vulnerable people, socially disadvantaged people and people who are affected by the COVID-19 [economic crisis] and those who are high-risk or under Home Isolation,” the report said.
“In the absence of a caregiver, the volunteer will deliver food to the home to alleviate the suffering [sic],” the report added.
The report by the official government public relations agency noted, “This shows the support and cooperation of all sectors in helping low-income societies and lacking access to food and reducing the people’s living costs.”
Volunteers from the SOS Phuket branch yesterday also donated some 461kg of food to residents in the Laem Promthep community.
“This community comprises people of various cultures and religions, so the volunteers sorted the food to ensure the Muslim residents could receive Halal food,” SOS reporetd through its officials Facebook.
“It was a great demonstration of how they co-exist with one another peacefully and how respectful they are with others’ religion,” the SOS report said.
The SOS Foundation focuses its efforts on donations of surplus food and products nearing the expiration date on the label, to reduce food waste throughout society.
The foundation also welcomes volunteers to help with their efforts.