Feeding Hong Kong Chinese New Year Food Drive

Posted by Peter MUIR

Fill a bag and feed a family in need this February!

Chinese New Year is a time for families to gather and celebrate over a special meal. But for 1 in 5 people in Hong Kong living in poverty, the Lunar Festival will be another week where they struggle to simply eat enough.  Here is a message from Feeding Hong Kong, seeking support for their Chinese New Year food drive to help them ensure that no-one goes hungry this February.

How can you help?

Below is a list of our most needed food items and some special items in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Simply distribute the list to friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to fill a grocery bag with wholesome and nutritious foods. Set up a central collection area in your office, school, clubhouse or community centre and watch over the donations as they roll in! At the end of your food drive, simply give us a call to schedule a pick-up by the FHK van. Who will benefit?
Feeding Hong Kong supports local welfare organisations that provide food support to those in need in our city.  Our 47 charity partners include shelters for the homeless, migrant worker and women’s refuges, senior day centers and other non-profit programmes that provide food to the hungry. With your support, we can make a special delivery to them this Chinese New Year.

What next?
RSVP and advise:

  • Name and address of your organisation
  • Key contact person (name, email, tel)
  • Date of your food drive (can last a day, a week or as long as a month!)
How can I support as an individual?
You can drop off your donation of groceries at our warehouse.Our most needed items this month:
                                Canned Fruit                                                                                                          
Pineapple, peaches etc in natural fruit juice or light syrup                                                                                              
Something special for Chinese New Year:                

Canned bamboo shoots                Canned/dried mushrooms                   Vermicelli
Low sodium, in water                Whole, straw, black fungus etc.       Sealed or vacuum packs

     Dried shrimps                                         Red dates                                                Soy sauce
Sealed or vacuum packs               Sealed or vacuum packs                                 Low sodium