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Panthera Group, Thailand’s largest operator of bars, clubs and restaurants, in June continued its drive to feed waitresses, bartenders, cleaners, deejays, dancers and blue-collar workers dependent on the country’s shuttered nightlife industry. On June 10, Panthera dispensed 6,000 tons of food and necessities from its landmark Nana Plaza entertainment complex on Sukhumvit Soi 4 for 1,058 people. The survival bags were stuffed with a total of more than 5,000 kilograms of rice, 40,000-plus eggs, 6,000 tins of canned food, 2,000 bottles of cooking oils, 20,000 packs of instant noodles and diapers. This month, the third consecutive in which Panthera has mounted a relief effort, bags also included other vital personal care items such as soap, Tylenol, quality shampoo, toothpaste, baby powder and sanitary items. The overwhelming majority of workers at Nana Plaza and on Soi Cowboy are single mothers from Thailand’s impoverished Northeast who children or entire families. When nightlife venues were ordered closed in April, they lost the ability not only to support their families, but themselves as well. Since January, Panthera Group has given away more than 25,000 tons of food to more than 4,000 nightlife industry workers at Nana Plaza, on Soi 11 and Soi 23, including hundreds of taxi drivers dependent on Bangkok’s vibrant – and now closed – entertainment sector. Unlike in May, this month’s food handouts were spread across the city instead of staging a large event at Nana Plaza, thereby minimizing the risk of spreading Covid-19. Plaza workers picked up their survival bags on Soi 4, while employees of Panthera’s many restaurants and Soi Cowboy nightclubs were given bags at Panthera-owned Craft on Soi 23. Nightclub employees and taxi drivers received their items at Panthera’s Insanity nightclub on Soi 11. Panthera Group co-founder Paul Hayward said the company he started with Mickey Doherty nearly two decades ago will begin weekly food donations to Sukhumvit taxi drivers. “They are key people in the nightlife industry,” Hayward said. “But taxi drivers are forgotten souls these days.”

Panthera Group Brings Food Aid to Bangkok’s Struggling Nightlife Workers

Panthera Group, Thailand’s largest operator of bars, clubs and restaurants, in June continued its drive to feed waitresses, bartenders, cleaners, DJ’s, dancers and blue-collar workers dependent on the country’s shuttered nightlife industry.

On June 10, Panthera dispensed 6,000 tons of food and necessities from its landmark Nana Plaza entertainment complex on Sukhumvit Soi 4 for 1,058 people.

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Panthera Group Feeds 400 ‘Forgotten’ Bangkok Taxi Drivers

Panthera Group Feeds 400 ‘Forgotten’ Bangkok Taxi Drivers

Organized by the staff of Sugar Club, one of three major Panthera nightclubs on Sukhumvit Soi 11, the May 21 handout brought much-needed relief to metered-cab, motorcycle-taxi and tuk-tuk drivers on sois 11 and 23, near the world-famous Soi Cowboy.

The 500 relief bags included more than 3,500 kilograms of rice, 20,000 eggs, 3,000 tins of canned food, 10,000 packets of instant noodles, 1,000 bottles of cooking oil, plus baby powder, diapers and other necessities.

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Panthera Group, Thailand’s leading conglomerate of entertainment, law and marketing companies, is working to ensure Covid-19 patients checking into Bangkok hospitals get better, not worse.

5,000 Liters of Alcohol Delivered by Panthera Group to Bangkok Hospitals

Having already donated more than 2,000 personal-protection suits to a half-dozen Bangkok conventional and field hospitals, Panthera Group enquired how many liters of alcohol they needed. The total they came back with 5,000 liters.

During the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals have been buying alcohol in bulk, placing a tank in a parking lot and requiring employees to continually refill smaller containers. Hayward set out to resolve that inefficiency and opted to purchase 1,000 five-liter bottles instead.

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