I often give alms to monk because I'm a buddhist girl. When I was young I waited the monk in front of my home with mom. We make merrit everyday. Monks are going out for alms everyday around 5 AM to 6 AM, except during the 3 months' raining season (July to october). They carry their bowl with both hands and close to the belly. The monks walk in straight line one by one. The oldest one or the temple abbot leads the monks. The other one follow by seniority age spent in Buddhist community. Thai women, kneeling, or Thai men, standing, put food inside the monk's bowl. The women cannot touch the monks or his belongings. As a city, district or village can contain several Buddhist temples, the abbots agree together on the path reserved for each temple. The monks do not thank for the food as they give opportunity for the laypeople to do good deeds and earn merits. That's my traditional.