Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Local Buzz: How to donate food in HK

Just say no to food waste! (photo credit: Quotesearcher)

As we've mentioned before, despite the fact that Hong Kong is considered to have a high level of food security (note: the new DuPoint Global Food Security Index ranks China, including Hong Kong, as the 39th most food secure country in the world. 105 countries are ranked), roughly 1 in 5 people in Hong Kong live below the poverty line. In addition, 1 in 4 children do not receive 3 meals a day; 1 in 3 seniors live in poverty; and 100,000 people live in cage homes, cubicles, or on rooftops. We're becoming increasingly aware that some of us have two much food -- so much, in fact, that a great deal of it goes to waste. However, there are organizations doing the much needed work of getting viable food, food that might otherwise be wasted, to those in Hong Kong who need it most. Are you interested in donating, volunteering, or otherwise contributing to these organizations? Here is an incomplete list:

Feeding Hong Kong:


Food bank that receives donations from partners in the food industry and redistributes food to partner nonprofits (not individuals).



“Founded in 2001 and incorporated in 2009, Foodlink Foundation Limited is a registered non-profit organization (IR File No. 91/10626) and Hong Kong’s leading hunger relief charity. Foodlink's goal is to fight hunger and poverty by minimizing food wastage. The organization collects surplus and donated food from various hotels and F&B outlets and delivers it to shelters and to the needy, thereby generating a sustainable food-recycling system.”

Food Angel

Volunteer: Please email or call +852 3118 2348

“Food Angel is a food recovery program established by Bo Foundation, a non-profit group founded in 2009. We play an active role in alleviating poverty and food waste problems in Hong Kong by way of retrieving and redistributing excess food that would have otherwise be discarded at the landfills.”

People’s Food Bank (St. James’ Settlement)


“The People's Food Bank only receives a small amount of subsidies from the SAR Government. Most of the food, money, tools and equipment are donated by benefactors. Our main task is the collection of food and monetary donations. Our partner agencies in various districts in turn deliver the food to the poor. We welcome all Hong Kong-registered, non-profit-making agencies (which have at least 2 years' experience in community service) to join us.”

Yau Tsim Mong Food Bank

Food for All Programme (operated by Tung Wah Hospital Group)

Blessed Food (Operated by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council)

Community Food Bank Service (Operated by Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service)

No comments:

Post a Comment