Pattaya locals donate 300 meals for poor, unemployed

More than 300 meal boxes were distributed to residents of the Nongprue municipality.

With no end in sight for Pattaya’s economic downturn, food handouts continue across the city helping the poor, unemployed and others struggling to make ends meet.

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Area residents Rungtawan Neewangtaku and Sakda Pongpit led the handout of 300 boxed meals – omelets, stir-fried chicken and mushrooms, and stir-fried pork and mushrooms all with rice – as well as instant noodles, sweets and drinking water at the Nongprue multipurpose dome Nov. 5.


Nongprue Subdistrict supported the event and ensured everyone wore face masks and followed social distancing.

The organizers said they wanted to help their neighbors, many of whom have lost their jobs due to the collapse of the tourism industry, which continues to see more layoffs the longer Thailand’s borders remain virtually closed.

Needy residents que up to receive dry food from the generous benefactors.

Rungtawan Neewangtaku and Sakda Pongpit spearheaded the distribution of food to needy people of Nongprue subdistrict.