Virgo wrote:It's a very easy process. Just get there nice and early. You want to know the route that monks take on their alms round so you can find them. Alternatively, you can just wait outside a monastery as you will be able to see them. Any food you wish to give is fine, but give the best you can. Simply stand there (there will likely be many other people doing the same) and when the monk comes up, give alms. They will know what you are there for.
Just to clarify nice and early means dawn or soon after, and any food means any food that doesn't require cooking.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya