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 approached the IVL Foundation for sponsorship toward their food rescue operation in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan. The Food Rescue Ambassador will rescue surplus foods from various food industries at least 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. Through the year of 2021, SOS Thailand had been working with 60 food donors who helped feed 66 communities around Hua Hin. They have served more than 200,000 meals from 48,000 kg rescued food.
In 2022, IVLF became the core strategic partner of the Scholars of Sustenance Foundation’s Hua Hin Office with the goal to help continue and grow their food rescue operation to more communities. In the first quarter of 2022, SOS Hua Hin distributed a total of 11,818 kg of food, equal to 49,634 meals, to 54 low-income communities.