Foodlink Foundation was established at the end of 2001 after our Founder identified a serious need for hunger alleviation among lower-income groups in Hong Kong.
Currently, over 1.6 million people live below the poverty line in Hong Kong. Despite being one of the world’s richest cities in terms of GDP per capita, we have one of the world’s largest wealth gaps. Lurking behind this prosperity is a great inequality in wealth, and a forgotten group of hungry, vulnerable people.
Working purely on its own, and without government funding, Foodlink began a pilot scheme in early 2002 to link F&B outlets with welfare agencies to ensure needy people had access to hot, healthy meals. Since then, Foodlink has seen tremendous growth. From collecting surplus food from a handful of hotels, Foodlink has expanded to collaborate with over 104 donors to assist 101 beneficiaries across the city to become Hong Kong’s leading hot food charity organisation.
Today, we save an average of 10 tonnes of food and 15,000 pieces of bread per week which can provide more than 23,800 meals.
Each new day brings new and exciting challenges as we aim to expand the number of hot meals we can provide into every district of Hong Kong and as we continue to “Replace Hunger with a Smile”!