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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.
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 1,000s of portions of rice 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.
**If you have any issues with donation processing here are alternatives**
- Backup campaign: https://assets.gogetfunding.com/help-feed-hungry-unemployed-workers-on-koh-phangan-thailand/
- PayPal only: [email protected]
- Transferwise: [email protected]. Name: Alexander Laing.
- Direct bank transfer: Message us for details on our FB page: https://web.facebook.com/HappyFoodKPG
- Promptpay directly to our Bangkok Bank, telephone number 0611818229
Thank you for your understanding :)
- Sean Kelly
- Social Media Coordinator
Happy Food update. Goal reachedUpdate posted by Ole Norheim at 05:24 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. . . . .
Meet One of Our Myanmar Leader Partners :)Update posted by Sean Kelly at 08:59 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. . . . .
Phase 2 Starting...Update posted by Sean Kelly at 03:58 am
We completely underestimated how long it would take to pack 300+ bags for Happy Food... Volunteers had to stay late into the night to finish. The eggs. Oh lord. Pro tip: when trying to distribute food, eggs take FOREVER to make work. But we learn fast. Next time will be. . . . .
Happy Food Rice Distribution Yesterday (And Some News)Update posted by Sean Kelly at 10:28 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
A Happy Food Story...Update posted by Sean Kelly at 06:24 am
🍚 Happy Food Stories: Meet The People You're Helping 🍚Bobo worked at Anatara Resort in food and beverage.The hotel has been closed almost 3 months due to lack of tourism. He has been without work since then. Your donations have been helping ensure he doesn't go hungry.Real people. Real benefit.
Happy Food Transparency: ReceiptsUpdate posted by Sean Kelly at 10:33 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,. . . . .
🍚 Happy Food Island Delivery? 🍚Update posted by Sean Kelly at 07:38 am
Happy Food was asked to make a food delivery to the 300+ thai locals who live on Koh Phaluai (the biggest island in the Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park).The people there mainly live from fishing and collecting rainwater.Their electricity comes from solar panels and wind turbines.3 boats went to
🍚 Happy Food Update: ~1,500 People Served Yesterday 🍚Update posted by Sean Kelly at 07:19 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
1,500 People Served TodayUpdate posted by Sean Kelly at 01:29 pm
Milestone: 150,000 Meals DeliveredUpdate posted by Sean Kelly at 04:04 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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