THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has started setting up “pantries of sharing” at various locations in all 50 districts of the metropolis with these to be stocked with non-perishable food items to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, TV Channel 7 said today (Sept. 6).
BMA Governor Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang also invited companies, department stores and civil society to help with the pantries of sharing initiative while also mounting a publicity campaign for the well off to help the downtrodden in these difficult times.
Aside from non-perishable food such as rice, ready meals and drinking water other items that could be donated include hygiene supplies such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, body lotion, face masks, hand gel and towels as well as medical supplies such as painkillers, herbal inhalers and antidiarrheal medicines.
Those who want to donate items for BMA’s pantries of sharing project may do so by contacting Bangkok Permanent Secretary Office Tel. 02-224 8651 and 02-21 2141-69 ext. 1280 during official working hours or contact the district office.
Pantries of sharing are now being set up across Bangkok. Photo: Thai News Agency MCOT