With the COVID pandemic, huge numbers of people suffering from the effects of poverty became commonplace in Pattaya and elsewhere.
Emergency ad-hoc handouts of simple food parcels were generously provided to those who would otherwise starve.
St George’s understands that in light of the pandemic the visible effects of poverty and distress skyrocketed, and were brought into sharp relief for all to see; in reality, it has always been there.
Those living lives of subsistence, those making impossible choices in order to make money to feed themselves, and their families or to educate their children.
We want to create a permanent service that will feed those who are hungry today, end the cycle of poverty for tomorrow and work towards providing long-term solutions to the problems of those who will, without intervention, inevitably live as an underclass, long after the effects of the pandemic have passed.
The restaurant service is not only aimed at foreigners but Thai people who will undoubtedly make up the largest contingent of paying customers and people in need; however, we will make it clear that the people we intend on supporting will not just be Thais, but foreigners who find themselves in difficulty too. In short, anyone who walks in the door will be welcome.