Meals for Hospital Patients in Tam Binh Hospital
In Vietnam, the price of a hospital stay does not include food. Already challenged by the hospital expenses, most patients and their families are hard pressed to buy food. In partnership with the Tam Binh chapter of the , since 2009 BGR has been providing thousands of free meals to patients at the Tam Binh hospital. With the grant from BGR and the support from the Tam Binh local chapter of the Red Cross, 500 vegetarian meals are served daily to hospital patients. A total of 3500 meals will be served per week, or 182,000 meals per year for hospital patients. BGR funds will be divided among fifteen Red Cross teams. Each team will be able to provide meals for four weeks to hospital patients. Thus, fifteen teams would provide hospital meals for an entire year. This project supports the nutritional needs of some of the most vulnerable people—those who are poor and sick. Annually renewable project.