With just a week to go until Christmas, between now and December 25 we'll be travelling around Asia Pacific highlighting a different charity each day that urgently needs our support. This year has been unbelievably tough for our region, so if you have a few coins to spare, please reach out to these grassroots organisations.
The festive season is a time of giving and this year more than any other.
Crisis Kitchen, Bali
Bustling Bali has not escaped the ravages of the pandemic. The island of the gods shut to international visitors in March. Many businesses have since had to shut up shop and staff have been laid off with no way to feed themselves or their families.
Crisis Kitchen works with local communities and partners to get essential items to those that need them. It fills brown paper packets with rice, vegetables and basic groceries and distributes them to those in need - a donation of US$50 can feed 100 people.
“People are literally starving,” says Bali resident and charity co-founder Kylie Parmley. “Every single day we have these messages that come through and the first thing they say is ‘I’m so sorry to bother you, but can you help me?’ They need food, it’s as basic as that. People need food.”
Crisis Kitchen’s immediate goal is to fill each brown paper pack with enough food to feed one person for four days.
If you would like to donate, go to gofundme.com.
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