Scholars Of Sustenance served 130,000 meals on World Food Day



BANGKOK and Bali, Indonesia, 22 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – 15 community kitchens, 11 hotel kitchens, 8 individuals, 2 manufacturing companies and 1 Red Cross section (Phuket) helped Scholars of Sustenance cook for World Food Day the last October 16, 2021. A massive culinary event that fed 117 communities across Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin and Bali, with hundreds of volunteers who help us prepare, cook and distribute. Thank you all for preparing this record number of meals served in celebration of World Food Day this year!

Most of the cooking took place in Phuket, led by Jack, our Food Rescue Manager, who mobilized all of our active community kitchens and coordinated with various hotel properties who volunteered to help with the event. They managed to cook and serve 100,509 meals in different locations to help many vulnerable communities who are suffering severe financial hardship due to lack of income. It was reported that the monthly amount per capita in Phuket is just B1930 per month.

The event was honored by the Mayor of Phuket Town, the Phuket Provincial Administration Office, the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO or OrBorJor) and the Ministry of Social Development and Society human.

Every year, we highlight local dishes to celebrate its rich history so that we can promote them as well. We cooked a chicken and coconut soup or also known as “Tom kha gai“, Fermented Fish Entries Soup or”Tai Pla“Chicken Stir Fried Red Curry, Steamed Banana Cake just to name a few. Thanks also to Lactasoy Company Limited and KU Milk for providing fresh milk which has been appreciated by many. children, as well as fruits collected from various donors.

In Bangkok, we also organized several workshops on our “Save Food Good Future” event. We had “Zero Waste Kitchen 101”, “Fusion without Confusion with Chef Daniel”, “Homemade and No Waste Lemonade by Wasteland”, “Compost Workshop by SOS”, “Planetary Health Cooking”, then we ended with a “Save Food Good Future Roundtable Discussion “with some of the industry experts sharing on how to build a better and sustainable food system in Thailand.

meanwhile at Bali, amid all the preparations for World Food Day, the city experienced a major earthquake that claimed so many lives. So far, more than 363 houses have been totally demolished and many remote places have still not been assessed. The SOS Bali team rose to the challenge and immediately organized emergency aid. Our refrigerated trucks rushed up the mountain and served over 17,000 meals that went to all the victims.

Bo Holmgreen, the founder of SOS said: “Every day at SOS is about getting urgent help to the right places! So, in the coming days, SOS Bali will continue to send aid, and approximately 40,000 meals will be provided to the earthquake zones of Ban. “

Thank you again to all of our wonderful partners who made this year’s World Food Day celebration a success!

SOURCE SOS NC, Thailand (Bangkok) and Indonesia (Bali)


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