Help the local community with food, clothes and donations
Phuket has been the dream destination of millions of travellers who enjoyed amazing beaches and landscapes, delicious food, and most of all, the legendary Thai hospitality. Just like everywhere in the world, the Coronavirus COVID-19 is taking a massive toll on an island that relies entirely on tourism. If you visited Phuket and made friends with locals, now is the time to help, even with a small gesture.
Who are we?
This page is built by a group of local volunteers, both Thai and long time expatriates, who want to reach out and make it easy for people around the world to make a small gesture. We understand that most of you are outside the country and drop off food is not possible.
Still, you can buy a little something from Villa Market online supermarket, and it will be distributed. We are still trying to get in touch with other supermarkets. Nevertheless, we started as fast as possible as help is already needed.
Please help Phuket people during this difficult time by donating
A lot of people in Phuket are out of work and therefore have no funds to buy food or items desperately needed. Please help them during this difficult time.
- Food: Rice, noodles, eggs, cans of sardines, water, milk for babies, or anything that is spare in your cupboard.
- Clothes or shoes for children or adults
- Any walking aids – e.g walking stick, crutches, wheelchair.
How it works:
All of the food and other donations will be collected on a daily basis from the places listed in the table below and delivered to each local council for distribution.
At the moment there are 3 ways you can help:
1. Drop off goods
Drop off food and clothes at any of the many points listed in the table below. To make it easy to locate and park, here are 3 Villa Markets with donation boxes placed outside in the morning:
- Villa Market in Boat Lagoon (The box/trolly will be on the left side of Villa as you walk in)
- Villa Boat Avenue (The Box/trolly will be beside the ATM of Villa)
- Villa Chalong (The box/trolly for Chalong will be between the two entrances to Villa)
PLEASE maintain a social distance while depositing your items you drop your items. Thank you.
You can order directly online from Villa Market stating in the comments box “Donation”.
In case you don’t know where to start, below is a list of suggested items you can purchase online very easily. We will improve this list asap to make it easier, but time is short to help. You can buy as many items of each as you want, it will help a lot of people. When ordering, make sure you write ‘Donation’ in the comment field and select ‘Pickup’. If you wish to donate your food to a specific part of the Island, please add it to the comment field too.
3. Donations in cash
Please use the link below:
What happens next?
The food and other donations will be delivered to the local Council of each sub-district and distributed daily or twice daily to those in need.
Phuket Drop Off Map [sta_anchor id=”dropoff” /]
|Area||Drop Off Point||Time For Drop Off||Contact / Phone no.|
|Koh Kaew||Villa Market Boat Lagoon - 14/1 Thepkrasatree Road, Ko Kaeo, อําเภอ เมืองภูเก็ต Phuket 83000||9 am – 3 pm||Kath 065 050 3464|
|Chalong||Villa Market Chalong - 61/9 Moo. 10 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd, Chalong, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83130||9 am – 3 pm||Clare 086 682 6828|
|Laguna||Villa Market Boat Avenue – 49/13 Bandon-Cherngtalay Road Cherngtalay Phuket 83110||9 am – 3 pm||Karen 095 271 0501|
|Corner Restaurant in Cherngtalay||Jensklein 066 164 9914|
|Peppers Sports Bar – 16-18 lagoon Road, Cherngtalay 83110||8am - 10am||Khun Ae 085 787 0220|
|Chernglay Kitchen, 77 50 Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110||093 741 6703|
|Rawai||Scuba Nicks – 90 /8 Soi Kanjana 2 Sai Yuan Tambon Rawai||Nick 084 057 9018|
|Rapeepong Studio – 15/1 Soi Klin Kaeo, Rawai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83100||Tasnee 081 895 1035|
|Rawai Municipality – Moo 6, Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand|
|Kata Beach||Opposite the Palmery Resort in Soi Koktanod, Kata Beach||10 am – 5 pm||Domain Pero 084 607 1899|
|Karon||Karon Municipality - 93 Thanon Taina, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100||9 am – 4 pm||Khun Kannika 081 691 6138|
|Kamala||Pim’s Place - Kamala Main Road, Opposite Tesco/Lotus||Khun Pimmy 093 650 0060|
|Sri Sunthorn||Drop Off Point at Blue Tree - Phuket Office at the water park orange clock tower||9 am – 3 pm||Blue Tree Phuket 076 602435|
|Phuket Town||Good Shepherd Centre - 35/8 Hutchana Village, Soi 9/13 Anupas Phuketkarn Road Talard Yai Sub-District, Phuket Town||10 am – 2 pm||Sister Lakana 085 908 6560|
|Tambon Vichit||Municipality Office - 54/1 Chaofa, Taiwan Ok Road Vichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000||9 am – 4 pm||Susan Arnulphy 087 277 6848|
|Patong||Patong Municipality Offices - 12/3 Soi Ratchapathanuson, Amphoe Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand||9 am – 4 pm||Dave Wilson 084 379 6654|
|Sakhu Sub District||74/30 Bangmalauw 7, Sakhu||9 am – 3 pm||Tamsin Wiebe 080 864 4787 (Please call before delivery)|
|Paklok Sub District||Municipality - 98/3 Moo2, Paklok Thalang Phuket||081 737 76596 and 076 529500|
This week photos!
If there is anyone in other areas that can help, with a drop-off point for food that can be delivered to your local municipality, please let us know. Thank you.
Food Bank / Clothes & Shoe bank Koh Kaew Sub District / Laguna sub District / Chalong sub district The Aor Bor Tor for Koh Kaew are currently providing help and assistance to those in need in this time of crisis.
We will be adding other areas to this soon. Also if anyone in any area would like to copy this model, please do so.