With the free food and water and supplies donated to the occupation, free coffee, a free shower set-up, free charging stations, free transport offered between northern and southern Taiwan, free legal support, free tutoring for students, and even free haircuts, a devoted team to coordinate supply distribution was formed in the occupation.
Free and discounted transportation across Taiwan during the movement. Photo credit: 中岑 范姜/Flickr/CC
The supply distribution teamed worked closely in coordination with those managing traffic in the occupation. Many of these supplies were donated, ordered in through PCHome or other delivery services. Apart from early donations of fried chicken, donuts, and other food items as early as the first day, donations also included gas canisters for heating food, dry body washers, and contact lenses.
Among more unusual donated supplies included even make-up, teddy bears—after a photo of Chen Wei-Ting hugging a teddy bear while sleeping became widely circulated online—sex toys, possibly from advocates of sexual liberation, and reimbursement by NGOs for transportation fees for students who came from other parts of Taiwan. Another notable donation would include the largest order for lunch boxes in the history of the Taiwan Railways Administration, some 2,000 lunch boxes at a value of 136,000 NT, which was placed on 322.