With a high rate of unemployment springing from the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak, many who have been laid off or forced to leave their jobs are left hanging with little to no income left.

Tourism and F&B industries are those that seem to get hit the hardest since the fast-moving number of the virus-infected patients are soaring through the roof. Hence, the situation forced a boatload of businesses like travel agencies, restaurants, and bars in Bangkok to shut down.

Haoma

To survive, many restaurants are coming up with ways to handle the biz during the COVID attack – like takeout and deliveries — whilst some eventually have to close down, temporarily or permanently. It’s essentially left for fate to decide. 

Generosity, however, never dies – even in times of a pandemic. The city’s farm-centred restaurant with a focus on a farm-to-fork menu and movement, Haoma, has come up with a brilliant plan to help out fellows in the hospitality business. Helmed by Haoma’s chef and owner, Deepanker Khosla, the #NOONEHUNGRY fundraising campaign provides free meals to workers and families affected by the outbreak to make sure no one goes hungry and disheartened. If one can take one thing out of this act of generosity, it’s that at times of hardship, simple encouragement from one human to another can ease the suffering and stress – in this case, it’s also hunger.

For those who want to support the community meal service, visit https://gogetfunding.com/noonehungry-haoma-bangkok/ to partake in the act of generosity. All proceeds will go toward the preparation of the meals for those who’re in need. Whether you’re in the state of self-isolating or WFH, here’s a simple, uncomplicated goodwill gesture you can do, just through a few clicks.

To donate, go to https://gogetfunding.com/noonehungry-haoma-bangkok/ 

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.