Our volunteers join the local community in the daily ritual of giving food to the Monks.
Buddha encouraged monks to have one meal per day. As per the rules of monks (Vinaya) a monk can eat from Sunrise till Solar Noon.
Thai monks rely solely on donations they receive from the people. Usually, they leave the monasteries early in the morning carrying bowls through which they receive donations. Food is one of the commonest donation made, although people also donate flowers and incense sticks.
This is a long tradition that goes way back to when Buddhist monks were destitute people who did not even have a place to sleep and had to rely on the generosity of the local people to stay fed.