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Recycling Experience Trip in Wet Market

Background

In Hong Kong, the food-wasting situation is very serious. Food leftovers are thrown away because of their bad outlooks (inferior appearance). On the other hand, many families are under pressure due to “lack of food” problem. In view of this, CENTRE is committed to food recycling services, by collecting leftovers and distributing them to needy people and families in the district. By this way it helps to improve the mismatch of resources and raises participants’ awareness of environmental protection and poverty issues by community and public education.

Objectives

The problem of poverty is a complicated one. In order to understand the situation of grassroots groups thoroughly, the participants’ experience of poverty in actual daily life is more important than just paying attention to the news about it.

Through the experience on food recycling, the participants will observe the living conditions of the grassroots and understand their pressure face to face. This will enhance the public awareness and responses to poverty issues.

Details

District Date Time Maximum number of people
Shek Kip Mei Every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-9:00pm The maximum number of participants is 12 people and 1 tour leader
Hung Hom Every Friday 5:00-8:00pm
Tai Kok Tsui Every Friday 5:30-8:30pm

Rundown

  1. Briefing session on precautions of service provision
  2. Collect leftovers from the market
  3. Vegetable screening and sorting
  4. Food distribution
  5. Sharing and Q&A
(The activity time and process may be adjusted due to the venue and actual situation)

Target

For general public

6 years old or above

For Organizations

Students of P.4 or above

Fee

(The new fee charging table is applicable to experience groups tours starting from 2024, and the income will be used to organize community support services and poverty alleviation activities)

  • Primary and Secondary school (per group) $2,200
  • Universities, non-profit organizations (per group) $2,500
  • Business Enterprise (per group) $3,000
  • Parent-child experience: 1 parent and 1 child (per pair) $400

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街市剩食回收體驗團-公眾團