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Hong Kong seems like a well-off society, however there are many alarming statistics when it comes to food. Did you know that there are thousands of people in Hong Kong who do not get enough food daily?
- 1 in 4 children do not get 3 meals a day
- 1 in 3 seniors struggle to meet their basic nutritional needs
- 1 in 5 people in HK live in poverty
As a part of World Food Day (October 16), a group of DC students are organizing a food drive, aiming to help some of those who face hunger daily. The World Food Day Committee has decided to have a competitive slant on our food drive – we will hold an inter-house “competitive food drive”, in which we see which DC house makes the most donations of non-perishable food items.
The inter-house food drive will take place from Monday October 7 until Friday October 11. A box for each house will be placed at the entrance of the school. Please place your non-perishable food donations in these boxes (items such as rice, noodles, cooking oil, pasta, canned fruits – see here for more details Food Drive goods to donate. The house with the most donations wins!
All of these non-perishable foods will then be donated to Feeding HK, who will deliver these items to those who face hunger daily.