Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam, October 2014 – In celebration of World Food Day on October 16th, Laguna Lăng Cô launches the special program Feeding Communities Together for 3 days from 16 to 18th October 2014, serving up 250 nutritious meals with the help of associates and guests at the resort. As part of the resort’s Stay For Good initiative, the meals will be served to local farmers in Lang Co, underprivileged children at the nearby Loc Vinh Physical Rehabilitation Centre, and the homeless elderly in Hoi An Social Shelter.
October 16th opens the initiative with local farmers from Loc Vinh commune coming in to Laguna Lăng Cô’s Organic Farm for a friendly lunch and a session of experience sharing with hands-on farming activities. The day is a show of appreciation for local farmers, strengthening the link between the resort and local families who will continue to develop organic farming in the region for better economic development.
On October 17th, guests and resort associates visit the Physical Rehabilitation Centre for Underprivileged and Disabled Children in Phu Loc district. Not just a chance to provide nutritious meals for underprivileged local children, the day also brings hours of fun and games to over 80 children in the centre’s schoolyard, with playful guidance for healthy eating and living.
Hoi An Social Shelter for the Homeless Elderly is Laguna Lăng Cô’s third destination on October 18th. The day is organized with the help of associates from Seedlings – Laguna Lăng Cô’s first restaurant in Hoi An under Banyan Tree’s mentorship programme with the aim to provide training and job opportunities for disadvantaged local youths. Giving back to the community, these Seedlings youths and hotel volunteers provide a delicious and healthy lunch for over 100 local senior citizens at the shelter.
As part of Banyan Tree’s global program Feeding Communities Together, at the same time with other Banyan Tree hotels and resorts in the world, Laguna Lăng Cô aims to support and empower communities through food. Guests are invited to support by serving meals for local community members. The Stay For Good initiative reinforces Banyan Tree’s commitment to supporting its environment and communities by highlighting specific sustainability-oriented guest experiences and activities. This year, Laguna Lăng Cô has added a series of activities, offering guests a unique opportunity to participate in empowering and enhancing the environment and lives in Central Vietnam.
As a socially responsible business, Banyan Tree, the developer of Laguna Lăng Cô integrated resort, was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development. Banyan Tree Global Foundation was established in 2009 with the call to arms of embracing the environment and empowering the people. Committed to creating better environment and communities in which they operate, Stay for Good initiatives embrace Banyan Tree’s sustainability efforts and encourage guests to take part in various resort-led initiatives. Feeding Communities Together along with upcoming programs not only sustain Banyan Tree’s position as a leading CSR practitioner in the hospitality industry but also ratify Banyan Tree’s long-held values of being a responsible world corporate citizen.