World Food Day - can you help?

Friday, 11 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By  Derek Franklin

It is hard to believe that even in this day and age, and in a city such as Pattaya, there are children who do not have enough to eat. There are many youngsters who go to sleep each night with hunger pains in their stomachs and who leave for school each morning without eating breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Many of the children currently living at the Father Ray Foundation are there due to poverty. Parents earning a low wage are often unable to provide their child or children with the basic necessities, including a decent diet.

A nutritious breakfast awaits the toddlers at the Father Ray Day Care Center.A nutritious breakfast awaits the toddlers at the Father Ray Day Care Center.

A poor diet can lead to a lack of concentration and energy, which in turn leads to poor school grades and the inability to go on to further education.

It is therefore important for the Foundation to provide all eight hundred and fifty children and students under its care with a nutritious and balanced diet.

On arriving at the Father Ray Day Care Center each morning the toddlers are provided with breakfast, as many families will not have food at home. When the children at the Father Ray Children’s Home and Children’s Village leave for school each morning they do so with a full belly.

The students with disabilities need a good and nutritious diet to help wound healing and to keep them as strong as possible.

But to feed eight hundred and fifty children and students three times a day, 365 days of the year, takes a lot of food. In one year the Foundation cooks 75,000kgs of rice and uses 29,000 liters of cooking oil.

On International World Food Day, which is held on Wednesday 16th October, the Father Ray Foundation is asking the people of Pattaya to make a donation of basic foodstuffs; cooking oil, salt, sugar, fish sauce, canned fish, dried noodles and rice.

Please make your donation at the Father Ray Foundation Welcome Center on Sukhumvit Road, between Pattaya Klang and Pattaya North Roads.

More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

On World Food Day the children of Pattaya need your help.On World Food Day the children of Pattaya need your help.

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