HUNGER and POVERTY are two prevailing social issues that are unique by case but global by nature. In both developed and developing nations, the problem persists without a lasting long-term solution. Even in Hong Kong, the discrepancy between the haves and have-nots is alarming, and many of the city’s citizens, 46% of whom live in subsidized housing, struggle daily to put food on the table.
- 1 in 5 HK residents live below the poverty line
- Total average dailly food expenditure for working adults is HK$66.60 to maintain a balanced diet. Families on low incomes can only afford $30 per person on food every day - 40% of the family's income
Foodlink Foundation attempts to HARNESS the ample resources of Hong Kong’s diverse businesses by encouraging the greater community to mitigate hunger in the city. We take prepared food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it to beneficiaries who are hungry, thereby HELPING those in need.
By brokering PARTNERSHIPS with Hong Kong’s hotels and restaurants, Foodlink aims to foster social responsibility and reduce food wastage within the food and beverage industry, as well as ameliorate the pressure on Hong Kong's landfills.
- Hong Kong is the most wasteful society in the world
- About 3,600 tons of food waste are disposed of in HK's landfills each day
- By 2018, Hong Kong's landfills will reach maximum capacity
Through our work with communities and other charitable organizations, we endeavor to foster AWARENESS of the city’s hunger problem and seek to inform, influence and EMPOWER individuals to build self-reliance. In doing so, we strive to nurture INNOVATION and generate ideas that can change the way we understand and approach these problems and resolutions.
And in everything that Foodlink Foundation does, we maintain one singular goal: to IMPACT those who need our help, and enable these individuals and communities to build better lives and futures.
Our ultimate goal: A WORLD WITHOUT HUNGER