Feeding Hong Kong
Mission: Feeding Hong Kong was established in 2011 with a mission to reduce the amount of quality food sent to our city’s landfills and fight hunger in Hong Kong. We do this through delivering a B2B logistics service, which links food companies with surplus stock, to charities directly feeding those in need. Last year, through our partnerships with the food industry, we saved 823 tonnes of food from landfill. Instead, this was redistributed to 132 charity partners and supported 2.17 million meals for people in need.
Primary beneficiary: other charities, include senior centres, crisis shelter, central kitchens, after school clubs, food banks, and other non-profit programs serving vulnerable people.
Beneficiaries: Youth, Women, Men, Elderly, Physically Disables/Challenged, Mentally and Emotionally Disabled/Challenged, Families and Community, Ethnic Minorities, Newly legal immigrant families, Migrant domestic workers, Impoverished, Formal Non-Commercial Organization (e.g., Non-Profits, School, Foundation, Trade Association, Union, etc.), Social enterprises and other non-governmental organization, Refugees and asylum seekers, Homeless, Environment.
• Funding for HR costs
• Food donations (can handle ambient, fresh and frozen by case or pallet)
• Funding for facility costs
• Logistics support (warehousing and transportation)
Top 3 challenges:
The impact of the COVID-19 has been felt acutely across Hong Kong and in these challenging times those that are vulnerable are struggling more than ever. At Feeding Hong Kong, we collect surplus products from companies and redistribute them to charities feeding people in need. In the past few months, we have experienced a surge in demand for key staples and hygiene products from frontline charities across the city alongside a series of business disruptions. These include significant changes to regular channels of food donation and charity distribution, rising operational costs and a drop in volunteers.
Impact on beneficiaries:
In the last 3 years, Feeding Hong Kong has supported 5.24 million meals for people in need. Instead of being wasted in landfill, this food has gone to frontline charities across the city serving low-income families, seniors, street-sleepers and other vulnerable groups in our community struggling with food security.