The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has launched a mobile kitchen to cook 500 meals a day for people who are suffering financially at risk during the virus pandemic.
BMA permanent secretary Silapasuay Raweesangsoon said the move to set up the free kitchen, located beneath the MRT Tao Poon station in Bang Sue District, was in line with the prime minister’s policy to relieve people’s burdens during the outbreak.
“The Department of Social Development began operating a cell phone kitchen on April 25,” she said on Monday (April 27).
“We also set up screening checkpoint to measure body temperature and hand out queue cards, cloth masks and handwash gel. Those lining up for food must wear a mask and stay away for their safety and prevent the spread of the disease.”
She added that BMA would launch more food stations to cover the whole of Bangkok.
“On Tuesday [April 28], we will a launch a mobile kitchen at Phet Thanom School in Ladprao District,” she added. “Also, we have collected bags of relief supplies to help people who are suffering during the pandemic.”