‘Nang Nak’ actress’ charity work


Thai Actress Spearheads “Buy Friend A Meal” Campaign To Give Out Free Food To Delivery Men And People In Need

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Thai actress Intira Jaroenpura, aka Sine Jaroenpura, is doing her part to help out people during this hard time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Thai Actress Spearheads “Buy Friend A Meal” Campaign To Give Out Free Food To Delivery Men And People In Need

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In April, the actress posted a picture of food coupons with a sweet message that read: 

“Let me buy you 1 meal so we’ll have more energy to carry on… We hope you have a good day.” 

Thai Actress Spearheads “Buy Friend A Meal” Campaign To Give Out Free Food To Delivery Men And People In Need

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She also explained that the coupons were outside of her brother’s coffee shop, delivery persons and anyone who wants some food can take one and trade it in for 1 meal. 

If you find her familiar, that’s probably because you might have seen her in Nang Nak (1999), which is widely considered to be one of the best horror films from Thailand.


People reached out


Thai Actress Spearheads “Buy Friend A Meal” Campaign To Give Out Free Food To Delivery Men And People In Need

Shopping for ingredients
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At first, the actress started off on a small scale at her brother’s coffee shop, where all delivery men who picked up their food would also get 1 box of rice and 1 bottled water.

After she made it official, however, fans and fellow celebrities chimed in and helped donate money and ingredients for her to cook with. 

Thai Actress Spearheads “Buy Friend A Meal” Campaign To Give Out Free Food To Delivery Men And People In Need

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Thai Actress Spearheads “Buy Friend A Meal” Campaign To Give Out Free Food To Delivery Men And People In Need

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Many restaurants around Bangkok were inspired by the actress and also took part in this campaign, and started giving out free food daily. 

Right now, some restaurants outside of Bangkok have begun to do the same. 


‘I respect their privacy’


Thai Actress Spearheads “Buy Friend A Meal” Campaign To Give Out Free Food To Delivery Men And People In Need

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After some time into the campaign, a number of people questioned her doing as she rarely shared the receivers’ picture online. In response, she decided to post pictures of folks who got the food, but not without censoring their identities. 

“At our cafe, we don’t take photos at all because we treated them like customers and respected their privacy. Other participating restaurants  will only send some pictures to me to ensure that they’ve been doing their part”

If you wish to donate and help fund this great campaign, visit the actress’ Twitter account, @charoenpura, for more details. 

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