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SOS continue food security drive for Phuket people in need

SOS continue food security drive for Phuket people in need

PHUKET: The Scholars of Sustenance Foundation (SOS) is continuing its campaign to provide food to people in need across the island as the economic crisis continues to afflict thousands of residents with greatly reduced incomes, or no income at all.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 24 February 2022, 11:07AM


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.

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“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.

Contact SOS in Phuket at 081-9508711, or the national operations by email at info@scholarsofsustenance.org or through their Facebook page: Scholars of Sustenance Thailand - SOS Thailand

 

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Kurt | 26 February 2022 - 11:21:12

A V/G + other high ranking Officials 'joined' SOS food drive. Did they ( their departments) financed the food drive, or they just went there to receive 'wai's' from volenteers and look how volunteer organisations help their 'brothers & sisters', as Phuket Governor calls it? Many local Phuketians feel that Government support is very minimal, just enough to prevent up...

 

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