Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced its participation in an innovative new charity operation that collects and distributes surplus food to benefit the underprivileged.
Beginning this August, the operation, ThaiHarvest|SOS, is a joint initiative with OzHarvest – an Australian organisation known for creating a successful ‘food rescue’ model, currently being adopted around the world – and the Thai Foundation Scholars of Sustenance (SOS).
The programme aims to eradicate hunger and food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food.
Centara Hotels & Resorts will begin donating surplus food from its properties at CentralWorld and Ladprao in August 2017. The two main properties will also organise a ‘Master Class Diner’ event, led by celebrity chefs Will and Steve – winners of Australia’s top cooking show, My Kitchen Rules.
“Being a good member of the community means helping those less fortunate and using the earth’s resources more efficiently,” remarked senior vice president, corporate affairs and social responsibility, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Supatra Chirathivat.
“We’re so enthusiastic to support the work of OzHarvest and ThaiHarvestISOS. Food is an area where we can all help reduce waste. I hope our involvement helps educate and inspire others to do their part.”
Head of programmes, OzHarvest and ThaiHarvest|SOS, Gopi Krishnan also spoke of the noble cause: “We are thrilled about the leadership taken by Centara to partner with us on our mission to eliminate hunger and reduce food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food. Their commitment and support will allow ThaiHarvest|SOS to both help reduce food waste in Thailand and at the same time, provide good meals to those in need in our community.”