Leftover fresh food at Chon Buri evacuation center unattended

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BANGKOK, 31 October 2011 -Chon Buri Provincial Office Information Officer, Kanyarat Kiettisupa, has reported that the province’s evacuation centers at the Athlete Institute in Mueang District has been inundated with donations of fresh food. The centre which is currently providing shelter for 2,662 evacuees has not been able to consume the food quickly enough and much of the donation have gone bad.

She explained that donors have been bringing in fresh food to the centre without first coordinating with the office and as such food has gone to waste. Members of the public who wish to make donation are urged to call 038-054186 to 96 to check with officers before sending in fresh food.

Ms Kanyarat estimated that the number of evacuees in the province would most likely reach 10-thousand and could remain at the centre for longer than a month.