Panthera Group delivered 1,000 survival bags to 29 slum communities in Bangkok’s Thung Khru District devastated by Thailand’s coronavirus pandemic.
Panthera executives, joined by charity partners the Kiiran Shanker Foundation and Jurassic Mountain Resort & Fishing Park, presented the 10,000 kilograms of food and necessities to Thung Khru District Chief Thanachit Chutikarn at Wat Thung Khru on June 21.
The donation, valued at 500,000 baht, will help feed people in need, the sick and those with disabilities in the slum neighborhoods who have been left jobless by the pandemic or fallen ill themselves with Covid-19.
“Bangkok has more than one poor area. Klong Toei has many foundations and charities supporting it. But other poor areas are feeling overlooked,” wrote Panthera Group co-founder Paul Hayward on his Facebook page.
Pongpat Preiamsawat, president of the district’s Chom Sap Community, said there are about 1,000 households in trouble in the district.