COVID-19 Innovations, Thailand, Volunteerism

Paying for someone else’s meal

July 27, 2020

In order to fill up empty stomachs during these trying times, an initiative called Pay it Forward is providing opportunities for customers of eateries and street food vendors to sponsor…

Agriculture, COVID-19 Innovations, Food & Beverages, Thailand, Volunteerism

Connecting Bangkokians with farmers

July 27, 2020

The crisis has also affected a lot of farmers, with the export of agricultural products put on hold and many restaurants no longer putting in as much nor any orders…

COVID-19 Innovations, Technology, Thailand, Volunteerism

Helping street food vendors sell meals online

July 27, 2020

The lockdown has forced people off the streets and encouraged hungry residents to rely on delivery orders for sustenance. This has greatly affected street food vendors, many of whom are…

COVID-19 Innovations, Thailand, Volunteerism

Donating through “community pantries”

July 27, 2020

Walking along the sidewalks of the city, you may have noticed the presence of makeshift “shelves” filled with food and essential items.

COVID-19 Innovations, Food & Beverages, Thailand, Volunteerism

Gourmet chefs coming together to cook for medical workers and people in need

July 27, 2020

Deepanker Khosla, the chef and owner of Haoma took inspiration from the World Central Kitchen initiative by international celebrity chef Jose Andres and started #NoOneHungry, an initiative that provides meals…

COVID-19 Innovations, Thailand, Volunteerism

Volunteers helping the vulnerable

July 27, 2020

COVID Thailand Aid and COVID Relief Bangkok are some of the volunteer groups that have sprung up during the pandemic to help those who are most affected by the threat…

Cambodia, COVID-19 Innovations, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Tourism, Travel, Vietnam, Volunteerism

Tourism In Need connects travelers directly with tourism-related non-profits in Southeast Asia

May 27, 2020

Travellers around the world are being encouraged to stay home today, travel tomorrow. This is responsible advice during the Covid-19 crisis, but will have a negative impact on communities, organisations…

COVID-19 Innovations, Government, Thailand, Volunteerism

‘Pantry of Sharing’: community pantries help Thais in need during COVID-19

May 14, 2020

A group of volunteers recently launched a ‘Pantry of Sharing’ initiative, where they share non-perishable food items and basic hygiene supplies, including feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, and toilet paper, to…

COVID-19 Innovations, Hospitality, Thailand, Volunteerism

Centara Hotels & Resorts launches “Help the Heroes” campaign with donations to support healthcare workers and communities in need

April 30, 2020

Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched ‘Help the Heroes’, a campaign aimed at supporting those in need during Covid-19, with donations going to the Chaipattana Covid-19 Aid Fund (and other…

COVID-19 Innovations, Non-profit, Thailand, Volunteerism

COVID Relief Bangkok founded by Sati Foundation and Urban Studies Lab

April 23, 2020

Established five days ago on March 23 by Sati Foundation, Scholars of Sustenance (SOS) and Urban Studies Lab, Covid Relief Bangkok is a public Facebook group for coordinating relief efforts…