The Buckhunger Mission:
Our objective is to provide free food to those that need it most. We have served more than 240 children and elderly Cambodians every day, many of which live on the street, giving them an enjoyable and much needed meal served by our house trained staff. Each guest is first invited to a hand washing station then seated at one of our spotless tables where a staff member serves a homemade Khmer dish and a special PH adjusted chilled water. For many this will be the only meal of the day.
Our staff of 12 were drawn from a pool of unskilled, unemployed Cambodian youths and taught how to operate a simple food service outlet. They are now highly skilled in sanitation, service, table clearing, food prep and cleanup and on their way to communicating in English due to our 5 months of private instruction.
All fresh products are purchased daily at our local market and prepared in appetizing and loving ways. Each plate is carefully portioned and presented to the hungry child with affection and respect. Our kids, whom are rarely accompanied with an adult or supervisor and often arrive without foot ware, come from diverse walks of life that includes both the very poor and homeless to the not so desperate. They have all learned how and why to wash their hands, basic table manners, the gift of having a peaceful meal without interference or chastising from adults and the dignity of respect from us that serve them. The positive eating experiences these kids receive is making a major difference in their lives.
BUCKHUNGER is a model of efficiency and organization.
On a given day we will feed 300 kids in one hour. That requires 5 full turnovers on our 12 tables while washing and re-washing 100 plates and glasses. At the end of the period one could eat directly from the spotless floor. We feed 3 meals per $1. A $100 gift pays for all food and cost of preparation for the entire days service.
Highly Necessary. Efficient without waste. Enjoyable and Educational. Providing Employment and Housing. And Very Economic.
I am Johnny Phillips and I have had 40 years of commercial Food and Beverage experience. I am dedicated to feeding the poor and hungry and am doing a great job at it but we cannot continue without immediate contributions and need your support NOW.
BUCKHUNGER is a Private, Non-Profit organization with 501c3 Sponsorship for tax free gifts that exists entirely on donations made either in person or through our website. All donations are used to create Free Nutritious meals for the poor, pay staff salaries and overhead. There are no administrative costs or fees whatsoever for management, funding or director related expenses. ALL donations only pay for actual feeding costs. Please contact us for any further information and please donate.
We need your support.!
Questions? Email Johnny