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Food4Life - essential supplies for local people on Samui

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175,806 THB / 375,000 THB
Raised by 50 persons in 261 days
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Rotary Food4Life Project
The Rotary Club of Samui-Phangan is a group of hand-on results-driven people motivated to make a difference in our local community. A group of ex-pats and Thais not born on these islands but privileged to call them our home and determined to give back to the local people that have been so welcoming to us.


https://www.rotarysamui-phangan.org
Email : Secretary@RotarySamui-Phangan.org ---- Phone : 0869417371



The Story
8 months ago

Koh Samui, Thailand – once the playground for carefree holiday makers has been devastated by the effects of Covid-19 - the closure of Thailand's borders and the complete collapse of tourism and with that 95% of the island’s income. Local people, once employed in the hospitality industry, have been stranded here with no access to government support and no way to feed themselves - leaving many, already disadvantaged to fall into desperate conditions. Families have no income and are left to scavenge for scraps and pick through garbage.

Over 170 families are registered for our support and we provide them with 1 Food Package per family per month. Each package consists of: 12 eggs, 4 packs of Instant Noodles, 5kg rice, 5 cans of sardines and 1 bottle of cooking oil

300 THB (£7 / US$ 10 / EUR 8) feeds one of our families for 1 month, 1,800 THB (£41 / US$56 / EUR 47) will feed them until the New Year. Please support us with what ever you can. No amount too small to make a difference. 

Our total Fund Raising Target is aimed at supporting these familes until the end of the year when it is expected tourism will have recovered enough to provide employment 12,000 USD (8500 GBP / 375,000 THB) for a 6 Month supply for 170/ 200 Families.




Update from September 23 2021
5 days ago



"Our people need more rice!!"  This was the resparate message sent out to us this week from the elders of the local community.   So we delivered 180 bags of quality jasmine rice on one day!!  Wednesday 22 September 60 families received 2 bags rice and another 60 families 1 bag rice.  All families received cooking oil and packets of instant noodles.  Please help us continue to help these people with a donation no matter how small.  Every little helkps.




Update from September 01 2021
3 weeks ago



More supplies went out this week to desparate families around Samui.  Up to now we have been  concentrating our efforts in the area around Lamai Temple in the south of the island and the Nepalese Temple near Chaweng.   These pictures are just a few of the people helped living around Lamai.  Thank you everyone for your continued support 




Update from August 21 2021
1 month ago



Our regular food delivery went out yesterday to 47 hungry families including baby formula for 9 mothers in the Chaweng area.  Big shout goes out again this week to the generousity of the scuba divers of www.Rainbow-Scuba.com - for being rainbows in other peoples lives.  Just 300 Thai Baht (£6/ $10) will feed a family for one month with a package of rice, noodles, eggs and tinned fish.
9,000 THB (£200/ $300) feeds 30 families. 




Update from July 13 2021
2 months ago



Our charity partners on the island (Sisters on Samui) kindly supplied 37 X 5kg bags of rice and to this we added cooking oil, tinned mackeral, Mama noodles and eggs.  All this then delivered to our trusted Nepalese/ Burmese/ Thai community elders who make sure it was distributed to 37 hungry families - people young and old, fit and frail, who have no chance to work again until tourism returns.




Update from June 29 2021
3 months ago



Another 47 food parcels delivered recently.  To adhere with social distancing recommendations we do not distribute the food parcels directly to the families. We unload at the Nepalese Temple and leave distribution to the community elders




Update from May 31 2021
4 months ago



Last month we were told how some people had been scavenging through garbage bins to find some scraps to eat.... one year into the Covid crisis and Rotary are doing what we can to feed as many as we can... Big thanks goes to the people who have donated to this Weeboon appeal Please help if you can. Every little you give goes a long way to help




Update from April 09 2021
5 months ago



Last Friday was our Rotary Food4Life day which meant that we went out and about in the local villages to distribute food to those in need. Once again, the Asajan Festival team, together with Sons of the Moon, and Perfunction, donated the funds from their fabulous event to allow us to purchase the supplies. The Rotary team can’t do this alone sp many thanks also go to help from Christopher Bader, Fabian Dresens and Alison Bass amoung meny others




Update from January 23 2021
8 months ago



This week we were able to supply 30 families with food to last for 2 weeks courtesy of the remaining amount donated by the Asajan Festival together with Sons of the Moon, Perfunction. Christopher Bader, Namwan and Alison Bass again helped with the distribution




Update from January 17 2021
8 months ago



Last week we provided essential foods to another 30 families.  To continue this work we desparately need more donations.  7,500 THB = approx. 325 AUD, 206 EUR, 250 USD, 185 GBP is all it takes to feed 30 families - PLEASE give what you can 





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First donor
5,000 THB
Adam Palmer

Top contributor
20,000 THB
Shaun
Very happy to help, great job you guys are doing , thank you . X

50 Donations
8 hours ago
600 THB
Billy
11 hours ago
2,315 THB
flavien
I there, im Flavien from France and im really happy to do a donation for your beautiful country.

I never been in Thailand but i entent to come for live Koh Samui soon as possible. I read a lot about Thailand and Thai people and I realised that you are a lovely people !

I hope that my little help can be useful, see you soon.

Flavie
1 day ago
5,010 THB
Andreas Ruefenacht
Just a very modest donation. We hope to visit Ko Samui again in January 2022.
Best regards
Andreas&Roland
1 day ago
2,307 THB
Richard W Phipps
Thank you for your good work. I hope to learn more about your organization when I return to Samui.
2 days ago
10,760 THB
Jon & Tracy Sabo
5 days ago
20,000 THB
Shaun Brosnan
Fantastic work guys , still very happy to support you .
2 weeks ago
200 THB
Pattara Woraphu
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1 month ago
3,334 THB
Vivienne Radkoff
Thanks for all your great work!
1 month ago
12,000 THB
Tony Rakonic
I'd like to donate this money to the hungry please.
1 month ago
1,000 THB
Wayne Wallace
Happy Birthday, Rong Rong Zhu!
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