FREE FOOD FOR THE POOR
Because of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chiang Mai city is experiencing an economic downturn. The tourism reliant local economy has lost a revenue of around 100 billion baht (~US$3.1 billion) last year. According to estimates, more than 100,000 people have become unemployed and left without a safety net. Since COVID-19 arrived in Thailand in March 2020, CMIRC has donated over 1,000,000 baht (US$30,144) to fund several food donation programs.
Last year we worked in cooperation with Philanthropy Connections, Bronco Kids Sports Club, Chiang Mai Expats Club, Why Not? Restaurant, Kitchen 7, and A Road To A Better Life Foundation. This year, we continue providing hot lunches for 125 nursery students at the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp on the Myanmar border.
We assemble and donate survival food packets of rice, canned fish, noodles, cooking oil, fish oil, milk, seasoning and sanitary napkins for migrant labor in Chiang Mai. We work together with the Human Rights and Development Foundation and Chiang Mai Trust on the distribution of essential food donations.
CMIRC supplies non-perishable food items to the Urban Light Foundation that provides meals for more than 300 families in need.