Pattaya Free food Fridays continue at Richmond Bar

The economic slowdown caused by the pandemic has hit the injured and physically challenged particularly hard.

Free Food Friday continued at Jomtien Beach’s Richmond Bar, with another handout scheduled for Feb. 12 at 3 p.m.

Hundreds of people lined up from noon until 3 p.m. at the Soi Welcome pub Feb. 6 to receive survival bags. Police officers kept things orderly and enforced social distancing.

Everyone attending must wear face masks, while volunteers had gloves and were separated by screens.

Those wishing to donate cash to purchase food for the handouts can do so at

Mother and child can eat today. Thank you Richmond.

Expats and friends stand ready to help give out the free food. Left to right, Heath, Deano, Steve and Paul.