Chef Deepanker “DK” Khosla and the dedicated team at Haoma are spearheading a charitable initiative to cook food for the jobless and the poor, turning this fine dining restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 31 into a community safe haven (much like the way Hindu temples offer free meals to those in need year round, cooked with humble donations from people who want to help others).
With the looming and imminent disaster of what to do with the thousands of people who are finding themselves jobless due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chef DK is trying to raise funds to create herbal and ayurveda driven foods to help boost people’s immunity. “Everybody is hiding behind doors and promoting businesses and deliveries, but not thinking about the 500,000 who have lost their jobs here,” he explains. “People will be hungry, and hunger will lead to crimes. People need to be fed well in these times. It’s a problem of the highest order.
“The hospitality industry is one of the largest employers of people in Thailand, and over 30% of our GDP comes from tourism. We are one big family. We can all take care of each other – sometimes that’s all it takes. So be strong. We can change the world through the power of food.”
If you would like to aid in the funding of this noble initiative, Chef DK and his team are seeking donations so they can continue their efforts. In addition to monetary aid, Haoma is also accepting donations of rice and other foods (from potatoes to turmeric).
Visit Haoma’s Go Get Funding page to find out more and to discover what you can do to help.