Mrs. Li, one of our staff at Food Angel Community Centre, is known as "the walking database". She remembers every detail of our beneficiaries, and she can easily name, for example, who does not eat beef, and who did not come to the Centre the day before. She cares deeply about each and every one of our beneficiaries, and Yee Gu is one of them.
Yee Gu used to have her meals at Food Angel Community Centre, but as her legs' conditions became worse, making the journey to the Community Centre was too difficult for her. Therefore, she has switched to our Outreach Service, in which Outreach Angels deliver hot meal boxes and food packs to her door. Since then, there is not a time when Yee Gu does not mention Mrs. Li to the Angels, to express her gratitude for Mrs. Li's care.
It was Yee Gu's 100th birthday this May, and Mrs. Li went along with other staff to Yee Gu's home to celebrate with her. They brought along a birthday cake, and sang her a birthday song. It was a simple but heart-warming celebration. More importantly, seeing Mrs. Li again brought the biggest smile to Yee Gu's face. The joy in her eyes reminds us our mission of serving “With Love”.
Donate and support Food Angel's meal service so more elderly like Yee Gu can receive more than just a meal from Food Angel.
Jun 3, 2019
New free cook-chilled meal service by Food Angel!
By Mimi Leung - Assistant Manager
Food Angel's new cook-chill meal
We are really excited to introduce Food Angel's new and free cook-chill meal & soup service, in addition to our usual free hot meals!
The cook-chill meal serviced is launched in April 2019 along with the opening of Harvest Mill, our new Food Processing Centre located in Kwuntong. At the new centre, cook-chill technology is adopted to provide food including soup and congee type of products. The meals and soups are chilled from 90 degrees to 4 degrees in 90 minutes after preparation, and the beneficiaries can collect them and store them at home for up to 4 days, and reheat with microwave, wok or rice cooker when they wish. This new service increases the flexibility of meal times for beneficiaries, and accommodates their dietary needs during weekends and public holidays. With this new product, we will be able to expand our service to more needy in the community.
“Ding Dong! Grandpa and Granny, I’m here with the hot meal box!”
Every Monday to Friday morning, Food Angel’s Outreach Angels pay a visit to isolated elderly who live alone or are with limited mobility to deliver free hot meals. Apart from the hot meal boxes, our Outreach Angels also bring along fruits, vegetables, soup and bread to share with them.
Food Angel arranges meals according to the needs of the elderly. As some of them suffer from gout, they have to be very careful regarding what they eat. Hence, Food Angel provides a special ‘Gout Meal’ with less seafood and mushrooms, making sure that the elderly get what is suitable for them.
In fact, most of the elderly value the care and love from volunteers more than the food itself. Therefore, Outreach Angels spend time to chat with them daily to better understand their needs. We wish to not just deliver food but to share warmth, love and care!
Your kind donation will support our Food Rescue and Assistance Programme, and help us produce free hot meals for the needy in HK.