Help feed hungry & unemployed workers on Koh Phangan, Thailand

Fundraising campaign by Ole Norheim
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What is the situation?

1,000s of southeast asian workers on Koh Phangan are in dire need of your help.

Koh Phangan is an island off the west coast of Thailand, with an estimated five thousand Burmese workers, over thirty thousand Thai and a large foreign population.

Most workers are reliant on international tourism, and because of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands have been laid off.

The majority are guest workers from Myanmar and Laos who have sent their pay back home and are ineligible for government assistance.

Due to strict border lockdowns, many are now trapped in Thailand with no income, no food, and in some cases, no homes.


What are you doing?

Our project's aim is simple: to feed displaced Burmese people in need, as well as Thais and foreigners without means of sustenance, for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

The local community, both Thai and Foreign are organizing the distribution of rice, to try and provide the basic calories for survival over the coming months.


How can I help?

Your donations enable us to deliver the constant supply of rice to those who are going hungry right now.

The cost of rice for 1 day for a person is just ฿12 ($0.37 USD).

1 week: ฿84 ($2.59).

1 month: ฿360 ($11.10)

3 months: ฿1080 ($33.44)

Some have been giving between ฿3,000 - ฿10,000 ($150-$300), which would sponsor 4-10 people's rice for 3 months. That's between 2,500 - 8,000 portions of rice.

With over 3,000 people who need access to food, all we need is 3,000 people who sponsor 1 person for the next 3 months :)

Our current goal is to raise 3.5 million baht, to ensure all 3,000 people can have at least basic rice for 3 months.

If we get more donations coming in, we can move back to fully nutritious meals.

But right now we need to ensure people will have at least enough to survive in the coming 3 months.

100% of your donations will go to basic food for those who are in a desperate situation.

If you have ever visited Koh Phangan, you will have benefited from the tireless work of these dedicated cooks, cleaners, and service staff, along with the infrastructure they build and maintain.

Now is your chance to help the people who’ve helped us so much. That way our community will be intact to welcome you when next you return.

Any funds left over after this crisis abates will be donated to Koh Phangan’s state hospital.

This excellent hospital provides care at a minimum of cost, and is currently subsidized yearly by charitable donations totaling eight million baht from the local Thai population.

Every penny helps.
No donation is too small to make a big impact on someone’s life right now.

Thank you!

P.S. If anyone has problems with payment, please message Alex or Olé through the Happy Food Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/HappyFoodKPG.

We can assist and give alternate methods such as direct bank transfer or Transferwise.

P.P.S. We’ve found that a simple post on your Facebook wall can literally bring in up to 750 meals in donations. If you’re up for sharing a post on your wall, contact us via the FB page and we’ll make it super easy for you.

P.P.P.S Happy Food is 100% volunteer run. 100% of donations goes toward providing rice.

Fundraising Team

  • Sean Kelly
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  • Fundraising Coordinator

Donors

  • Peggy
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2020
฿633.00
  • ABDULLAH Alrobian
  • Donated on Jul 20, 2020
  • Excellent

฿2500.00
  • Tova Manaim
  • Donated on Jul 18, 2020
฿2000.00
Jul 27

Happy Food update. Goal reached

Update posted by Ole Norheim at 05:28 am

Happy Food was lovingly hatched 1st April 2020 with a simple intention: To provide basic food-security on Koh Phangan during Covid.We gave ourselves the challenging goal of doing that for three months. We’ve ended up raising enough to provide basic food-security for 6 months - all thanks to your ongoing. . . . .

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Jul 27

Happy Food update. Goal reached

Update posted by Ole Norheim at 05:27 am

Happy Food was lovingly hatched 1st April 2020 with a simple intention: To provide basic food-security on Koh Phangan during Covid.We gave ourselves the challenging goal of doing that for three months. We’ve ended up raising enough to provide basic food-security for 6 months - all thanks to your ongoing. . . . .

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Jul 27

Happy Food update. Goal reached

Update posted by Ole Norheim at 05:22 am

Happy Food was lovingly hatched 1st April 2020 with a simple intention: To provide basic food-security on Koh Phangan during Covid.We gave ourselves the challenging goal of doing that for three months. We’ve ended up raising enough to provide basic food-security for 6 months - all thanks to your ongoing. . . . .

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Jul 27

Happy Food update. Goal reached

Update posted by Ole Norheim at 05:21 am

Happy Food was lovingly hatched 1st April 2020 with a simple intention: To provide basic food-security on Koh Phangan during Covid. We gave ourselves the challenging goal of doing that for three months. We’ve ended up raising enough to provide basic food-security for 6 months - all thanks to your. . . . .

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Jul 12

Meet One of Our Myanmar Leader Partners :)

Update posted by Sean Kelly at 08:47 am

At Happy Food we've been working closely with a group of Myanmar leaders to help distribute food.They've been an absolutely crucial part of making this all happen. They're also volunteering, and some have to work full-time jobs on top.Despite that, their heart is with their community. Helping. And our heart. . . . .

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Jun 23

Happy Food Rice Distribution Yesterday (And Some News)

Update posted by Sean Kelly at 09:24 am

Yesterday's rice distribution:1. 493 wonderful people in Haad Rin2. 284 wonderful people in Thong Sala3. 274 wonderful people in Thong Nai Pan4. 329 wonderful people at Wat Samai KongkaAfter 2 months of fulfilling Phase 1 of Happy Food, we're moving into Phase 2 starting today We're going to be shifting

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Jun 11

Happy Food Transparency: Receipts

Update posted by Sean Kelly at 09:49 am

🍚 Happy Food Transparency 🍚This is a receipt for our last order of 15,000 kilos of rice that came in on June 5th. It cost 300,000 baht + 10,000 baht to deliver.Wanted to share it with you all so you know where your donations are going.If you want further verification,. . . . .

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Jun 03

🍚 Happy Food Update: ~1,500 People Served Yesterday 🍚

Update posted by Sean Kelly at 11:05 am

1. Haad Rin: 445 people2. Wat Samai Kongka: 370 people3. Thong Nai Pan: 334 people4. Thong Sala: 313 peopleLots of rice being distributed all over which is amazing!But unfortunately the donations are starting to dry up.We know it takes a lot to continue to support projects like this over the

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May 25

1,500 People Served Today

Update posted by Sean Kelly at 01:31 pm

About 1,500 people came to the various distribution points today (including this adorable one in the photo):1. 472 guests served at Wat Samai Kongka. 1300kg of rice.2. 409 guests served at Haad Rin. 1520kg of rice.3. 341 guests served at Thong Nai Phang. 960kg of rice.4. 270 guests served in

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May 24

Milestone: 150,000 Meals Delivered

Update posted by Sean Kelly at 04:35 am

🍚 Happy Food Update: 150,000 Meals Delivered 🍚At Happy Food we just crossed a wonderful milestone...150,000 meals have been passed out since we started 🥳50,000 full meals and 100,000 rice meals.A huge team of volunteers, donors, and wonderful people in my local community have all come together to make this

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Donors & Comments

147 donors
  • Peggy
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2020
฿633.00
  • ABDULLAH Alrobian
  • Donated on Jul 20, 2020
  • Excellent

฿2500.00
  • Tova Manaim
  • Donated on Jul 18, 2020
฿2000.00
  • Anderson
  • Donated on Jul 10, 2020
  • 👏👏👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

฿15000.00
  • Liliana Avila
  • Donated on Jul 08, 2020
  • May God bless you. It is a beautiful work you guys are doing.

฿370.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 03, 2020
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  • Kevin Rodriguez
  • Donated on Jul 01, 2020
  • Thank you

฿2222.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 24, 2020
  • with metta, thank you for organizing relief efforts <3

฿320.00
  • Robert Zomer
  • Donated on Jun 22, 2020
฿10000.00
  • Parv
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2020
฿2000.00
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