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Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program

by Food Angel By Bo Charity Foundation Vetted since 2015
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program
Food Angel- Food Rescue & Food Assistance Program

Summary

With the mission of "Waste Not, Hunger Not", the program rescues edible surplus food from the food industry that would otherwise be disposed of as waste. The rescued food items will then be prepared as nutritious hot meals in our 2 central kitchens and be redistributed to serve the underprivileged communities in Hong Kong. Today, we serve over 6,000 Free Hot Meals & Food Packs daily to people in need of food assistance and rescue 4,000kg surplus food from going to our landfills every day.

$90,000
total goal
$71,789
remaining
229
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

- Over 3,600 tons of surplus food is discarded in Hong Kong every day. - Approximately, 33% of the food waste comes from food industries. - All three of Hong Kong's landfills are due to be full by 2019. - In 2014, it is estimated that 960,000 people in Hong Kong is living in poverty, which is about 1/7 of the total population. - Over 22% children in Hong Kong live in poverty and do not have 3 meals a day. - 1 in 3 elderly citizens struggle to meet basic nutritional needs in Hong Kong.

Solution

We rescue edible surplus food from different sectors of the food industry that would otherwise be disposed of as waste. Following strict safety protocols, the rescued food items will then be prepared as nutritious hot meals in our central kitchen and be redistributed to serve the underprivileged communities in Hong Kong. The project will help: -Reduce Food waste at Source -Alleviate Hunger -Relieve Poverty -Educate the Next Generation

Long-Term Impact

As of 31 Aug 2015, we have worked with 220 food donors to rescue over 1,505,480 kg edible surplus food. The total no. of hot meal served (boxes) is 1,922,189. We have redistributed 517,980 kg non-perishable food packs. Our cumulative beneficiaries is 21,000. Long term impact is to reduce food waste at source, and help alleviate hunger & poverty. We also hope to help the frail elderly & other underprivileged people to live with dignity.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.foodangel.org.hk/​
www.facebook.com/​FoodAngelHK/​

Organization Information

Food Angel By Bo Charity Foundation

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Mimi Leung
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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