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Food Friend Action

Introduction of the Project

The “Food Friend Action” project was first launched in Sham Shui Po District in April 2011. It has expanded to Wong Tai Sin District, Kowloon City District and Tuen Mun District in 2013, and further extended to Yau Tsim Mong District in 2014.

The “Food Friend Action” focuses on caring for the poor and provides food support for less resource families and the older person singleton.  The key service of this Project is to collect the unsold or donated food from enterprises and small vendors before they are dispatch to the needy families in the district.  One unique feature of this Project is involving service users to assist and participate in the process of collecting and distributing the food.

The Project does not only alleviate the financial burden of the less resource households, but also promotes a food-wise culture and reduces wastage of food in the community.  At the same time, it also establishes a mutual aid network in the community and facilitates the service users to start the mutual help among them.

The project is currently collecting food donations from 22 wet markets and about 80 bakeries in the above-mentioned five districts and dispatching them to the needy older persons and less resources families at 12 distribution points. 
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Project Goals

  • Relieve the financial burden of the less resource families by donating food to them
  • Establish a caring and mutual support network for the older person and women in the district
  • Promote the business sectors and residents to care for the less resource families in the district
  • Promote the awareness of “cherish food and reduce waste”, collect surplus food, and reduce the serious food wastage in Hong Kong
 

Service Target

People who are receiving government welfare subsidies , low-income families and older person singleton

"Food Friend Action" Service Points

This project is currently funded by the“Environment and Conservation Fund”of the Environmental Protection Department.

 

Sham Shui Po District

  • Launched in April 2011
  • Main catchment area: Shek Kip Mei District
  • Food collecting markets:
    • Shek Kip Mei Market
    • Nam Shan Tsuen Market
    • Pei Ho Street Market
    • Nam Cheong Hui Market
  • Food dispatch points:
    • Room 212, Podium, Block 20, Shek Kip Mei Estate
    • Room 201-203, Podium, Block 44, Shek Kip Mei Estate


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Wong Tai Sin District

  • Launched in January 2013
  • Main service areas: Lok Fu, Tsz Wan Shan and San Po Kong
  • Food collecting markets:
    • Ngau Chi Wan Market
    • Sung Fung Market
    • Tai Shing Market
    • Fung Tak Market
    • Lok Fu Market

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Tuen Mun District

This project is currently funded by “Kerry Holdings Limited”.
 
  • Launched in September 2013
  • Main service area: Butterfly Estate, Wu King Estate and Tai Hing Estate of Tuen Mun District
  • Food collecting markets:
    • Butterfly Market
    • Yau Oi Market
    • Yan Oi Market
    • Fu Kin Market
    • San Hui Market
  • Food dispatch point:Room 10, 15th Floor, Block B, Deya Industrial Center, No. 7 Shek Pai Tau Road, Tuen Mun

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Kowloon City District

This project is currently funded by “Kerry Holdings Limited”.
 
  • Launched in July 2013
  • Main service area: To Kwa Wan District
  • Food collecting markets:
    • Kowloon City Market
    • Hung Hom Market
    • To Kwa Wan Market
    • Ho Man Tin Market
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Yau Tsim Mong District

This project is currently funded by the“Environment and Conservation Fund”of the Environmental Protection Department.

 

  • Launched in July 2014
  • Main service area: Tai Kok Tsui District
  • Food collecting markets:
    • Yau Ma Tei Market
    • Tai Kok Tsui Market
    • Mong Kok Market
    • Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market
  • Food dispatch points:
    • Flat A, 11/F, Mow Shing Centre, No.118, Bedford Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Kownloon, Hong Kong


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