Scholars of Sustenance (SOS) Thailand has run a food rescue operation to tackle the food deficit issue for the communities in need in Thailand since 2016, starting from Bangkok, then Phuket in 2019 and they have expanded to Hua Hin in 2020. They rescue the surplus from their food donors (such as restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, or large events), identify the food types, and safely deliver to the communities in need.
In 2021, SOS Thailand has approached the IVL Foundation for sponsorship toward their food rescue operation in Hua Hin. The Food Rescue Ambassador will rescue surplus foods from various food industries five days a week with their cold chain logistic system. After inspecting it for safety, the food will be donated to orphanages, shelters, and low income communities. This strong food rescue system will have a positive impact on both the communities and environment.
Now that the first Quarter of 2021 is finished, SOS Thailand was able to collaborate with 22 donors who helped feed 15 communities around Hua Hin. They have served 24,571 meals from 5,850 kg rescued food which contributed to 11,115 kg of CO2e reduction.