Christmas is coming. Do you want to spread your love to the underprivileged families? Please support the People’s Food Bank’s Christmas Food Drive Program 2013. The People’s Food Bank need Rice, Noodles and Canned Food all sealed and at least 8 Weeks to Expiry Date
Your participation might bring a warm and joyful Christmas to the deprived families. Please Act!
Date: From 2 December 2013 to 10 January 2014
Location: You can send to following centers directly
a) G/F, Shop1-3, Fortune Court, 10 Sai On Lane, Sai Ying Pun, HK
b) Shop 1 – 3, G/F, Man Hing House, Tai Hang Sai Estate, Shek Kip Mei, HK
About : The People’s Food Bank went into operation on 24 March 1997 and is still providing services for street sleepers on Hong Kong Island today. After the financial crisis of 1998, the issue of poverty worsened in Hong Kong.
In November 2002, with the help of Food Link, the centre obtained leftovers from a hotel. The food collected, combined with vegetables, provided food for the stomachs of 12 people on average every day. In 2003 when SARS was ravaging the territory, the hotel stopped the supply of food. The free food service offered by the centre was temporarily suspended. Fortunately, a donation made by a Mr Li meant that the service could be relaunched. The daily quota for meal service increased from 12 to 24. Thereafter, the number of people asking for food assistance kept on increasing. As a result, St. James’ Settlement formally established the People’s Food Bank on 13 December 2003, providing the poor with temporary free food assistance.
The People’s Food Bank only receives a small amount of subsidies from the SAR Government. Most of the food, money, tools and equipment are donated by benefactors. The People’s Food Bank main task is the collection of food and monetary donations. Their partner agencies in various districts in turn deliver the food to the poor.