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 meals in our central kitchens and be redistributed to serve the needy in Hong Kong. Currently, Food Angel rescues 35 tonnes of edible surplus food each week, producing over 15,000 nutritious meals and helps distribute over 9,000 other meals and food packs daily free of charge.
- 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.
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
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).