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Bangkok’s International Pioneers School distributes free meals in local community

Jack Burton

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Joining similar campaigns across the nation, Bangkok’s International Pioneers School has been giving away lunch boxes with fresh, healthy food and a bottle of water to the local community every day since April 27.

On the first day all the food prepared by the school was finished within 20 minutes. IPS increased the quantity for the next day, but that was exhausted very quickly as well. The school finally doubled the number of boxes to meet the demand from the third day onward and now hands out 200 meals every weekday from 10-11pam.

Bangkok's International Pioneers School distributes free meals in local community | News by Thaiger

Joining the school in supporting responsible social behaviour, the Student Representative Council (SRC) and many individual high school students also lent a hand to support the program by contributing money they’ve worked hard to gather during the course of the academic year.

Throughout the school year, students raise funds through various school activities to help the underprivileged. Unfortunately, this year the students were unable to use the funds due to Covid-19. The school has been able to extend the period of meal distribution by 3 days to May 13.

“During this extraordinary time, the world has come to a standstill due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand, leading to some of our fellow members of the community losing their jobs or facing financial difficulties, and in some cases struggling to make ends meet. IPS is fully committed to assisting our community, because we believe that together we can overcome these unprecedented times and come out stronger.”

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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