Marriott partners with SOS Thailand to promote food security and fight hunger in Phuket

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Published on 14/04/21 - Updated on 17/03/22

Marriott International Hotels and Resorts in Phuket and Phang Nga and Scholars of Sustenance (SOS), a food rescue foundation, recently hosted their third mutual Rescue Kitchen to provide warm meals to the local community.

On March 24th, over 40 volunteers, including general managers, chefs and associates from 11 Marriott International Hotels and Resorts in Phuket and Phang Nga, worked with SOS Thailand to organize and run a pop-up kitchen that served over 13,700 meals to community members in Patong and Ko Kaew. In order to prevent food waste and minimize single-use plastic, Rescue Kitchen repurposes surplus ingredients from the hotels and combines them with fresh local ingredients to create meals. The community is encouraged to bring their own reusable food containers when they pick up their meals.

During these challenging times, we believe that warm and nutritious meals have both positive physical and mental benefits and help people to work for a better tomorrow.

Brad Edman, Multi Property Vice President, Phuket, Marriott International

At Marriott, we always strive to take the best possible care of our guests and our associates. We are committed to giving back to the local communities where we live and work. ‘Serving our world’ is one of Marriott’s core values.

Marriott International hotels and resorts taking part in this initiative include Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa Nai Yang Beach, The Naka Island Resort & Spa, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort, Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, and Le Méridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort. 

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