Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is now working alongside a village head to feed over 200 families.
The Doi Suthep Temple village has suffered greatly from the lack of tourism, said Kajorn Prasertsri, the village head. “The temple is giving money to us, to add to our own funds, to keep our villagers fed,” he said. “We cook twice per week, using a budget of around 5,000 baht each time. Women in the village come out to help prepare and cook the meal and we are committed to continue until the crisis ends.”