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 Redefining the way food is distributed in order to tackle the food deficit issue and put good nutrition into the hands of those who need it.

MILLIONS OF MEALS

Here at Scholars of Sustenance, we see the value in everyone and want to be a catalyst for positive change. Something we have strived for since our beginnings in 2000, driven by the same ideas and values that we founded our Non-Profit on: support, empowerment and progress. 

COVID-19 affect all of us. However for those who already had very little  the impact was far more severe and devastating. We are currently facing several crises from homelessness to hunger. With millions of people going without food on a daily basis, which is why we at SOS have taken action in order to help those need it most. 

Act with us today!! As little as $5 can feed 25 people.

 
Feeding 2020, a global campaign against hnnger pandemic

FEEDING 2020

Fight against hunger pandemic.

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MILLION MEALS

PADDLES

An event where paddlers are racing for charity, raising hope for Balinese people

PHUKET RESCUE KITCHEN

A community kitchen where community volunteers cook together to feeding vulnerable people in Phuket, Thailand 

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JACK'S BACK

On September 14 Jack is going to complete ANOTHER Ultra Marathon together with SOS Bali, running from Lovina Beachouse in the North of Bali finishing at F45 Training Seminyak.

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LANA'S TREK FOR LIVELIHOOD

She walked 860 km on foot to the “end of the world’’. Now she is going to walk a #charitytrek to support Bali.

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THE PROBLEM
THAT DRIVE US

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We produce food and sustenance equivalent for 10 billion living people while we have only 7 billion people existing on this planet but there are 1 billion people still deprived and hungry every day.

1/3 of food production are going to landfills

We produced so much food that we could feed the whole world, but 1/3 of food will go to landfills every year while there are countless of people struggling to get a meal on the passing day.

The needy, and malnutrition

We see that people are starving on the street, in their community and we see that there is abundance source of nutritious surplus food that can be put to good use. We will make the difference in the society delivering and serving nutritious scrumptious surplus food for the needy.

 
 
FOOD BACKGROUND

IT ALL

STARTED

WITH OUR FOUNDER.

Bo H. Holmgreen

Founder and CEO

I was fortunate to be criss-crossing the world for the last 2 decades, heading up my software company Transoft International, Inc. With an incredible staff, wonderful customers and great matemathical tools, we applied complex software systems at large banks all over the world. Our cash cost optimization techniques were coded into our software product OptiCash. Now I guess we are applying much simpler yet urgent methods to food, so we should have called ourselves OptiFood instead...

During my travels I saw shameful amounts of food wasted, especially at hotel buffets, events, happy hours etc. In my naivety I expected all that surplus food to be put to some good use, but gradually I learned from staff how commercial establishments are challenged allowing such food to go to the needy or let employees take it home. Seeing all that food wasted made our next mission clear: Rescue food in third-world countries where cost and infra-structure allows it.

SOS KICK-START

 

We started in Bangkok, Thailand, where large tourist hotels compete for efficiency, yet have lots of surplus food. Across the region, we generally see 35% of all food purchased ending up in the landfill. Often down the road from these companies, people have little to eat on a regular basis, making the logistics portion easy once we care enough to do it. We interviewed many people, did our research, reviewed ideas with experts, and verified the basic principles of the intended food rescue.

 

SOS Global was established in late 2012 and then funded privately. The food rescue charter was approved in 2014 when our non-profit status was established and local foundation paperwork was filed in Thailand. By 2015, our Thai foundation was pioneering these principles in Bangkok and in 2016 we established SOS Indonesia.

 

I'm very proud on behalf of our wonderful donors, happy recipients and incredibly motivated staffs, to report that we now approach one ton of edible rescued food every single day. That's a LOT of nutrition put to good human use rather than polluting our planet with methane gasses. We calculated recently based on our cost of operations, each rescued meal-equivalent represents a cost of just US$ 0.25. That means that every dollar we invest yields FOUR meals. It also means that every $10 YOU donate will feed 40 people a meal. If you can spare $100, you provide 400 meals, and that's just the beginning... we constantly work to get our costs lower and grow the benefits of both our foundation investments and your donations. We are grateful to all our cash and food donors, to the many partners we enjoy working with, and the hard-working staff motivated by the smiles of our recipient communities - THANK YOU TO ALL!!!

 
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SOS GOALS

BANGKOK, THAILAND 2020

Increase daily food distribution by 200%

Expansion & Self-Sustainability

 
SOS
IMPACT
( Thailand since 2016 & Indonesia since 2017)

Since the start, we rescued and served the surplus food to the community in needs more than 4.75 million meals, equivalent of 1,647 tons worth of food surplus not going to landfills.

 

We are more than happy to show this result and we are not going to stop growing. We want to expands to various cities and various countries.

3,131 Tons of Co2

Amount of carbon dioxide gas emission diverted

from landfills

6.9 Millions

Amount of meals served to community in need.

210 Food Donors

Number of food donors
from hospitality businesses

and wholesalers / retailers

143,750 Meals

Number of meals served
approximately per month

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Thailand

SOS THAILAND

BANGKOK & PHUKET

While Thailand is facing an unprecedented crisis, Scholars of Sustenance Foundation (SOS), both in Bangkok and Phuket raises the alarm of food insecurity’s drastic growth.

SOS USA

NORTH CAROLINA

We at Scholars of Sustenance USA are able to provide beautiful nutrition at such a low cost due to infrastructures we put in place with our partners in quick, efficient and environmentally friendly pickups.

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SOS INDONESIA

BALI

Bali Strong is a call for Bali, National, and International communities to donate and help SOS in providing nutritious meals to our beneficiaries and communities affected by COVID-19. 

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A GLOBAL FOOD RESCUE FOUNDATION

 

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