Meals for Hospital Patients
In Vietnam, the price of a hospital stay doesnot include food. Already challenged by the hospital expenses, most patients and their families are hard pressed to buy food. TheVietnam Red Cross Society, founded in 1946 and a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross since 1957, aims to improve the lives of refugees, victims of natural disasters and health emergencies, and those affected by poverty. The Tam Binh and Cam Duong Red Cross offer humanitarian assistance in remote villages in the Mekong Delta region. In partnership with the Tam Binh chapter of the Vietnam Red Cross, BGR has been providing thousands of free meals to patients at the Tam Binh hospital since 2009. This year again a grant from BGR will enable the organization, in collaboration with the local government, to feed poor patients in need. The BGR grant suffices to provide 500 vegetarian meals daily to hospital patients.Annually renewable project.