Feeding Hong Kong’s Santa’s Sack Campaign

28 Nov

2015-EDM_HeaderFill a bag and feed a family in need this Christmas!

Did you know 1 in 5 people in Hong Kong live in poverty? Feeding Hong Kong works extra hard at this time of year to share the festive spirit and create a Christmas that everyone can enjoy. They currently support over 60 welfare centres in Hong Kong with regular food donations and with your help, They hope to be able to drop-off an extra special delivery to them this holiday season!

What is the Santa Sack campaign?

The Santa Sack campaign was launched in 2012 and the main aim is to provide extra food parcels to people in need in Hong Kong during the festive period. Feeding Hong Kong’s generous supporters have helped deliver 3,000 Santa Sacks that benefited almost 8,000 people in need over the last three years. Their target for 2015 is to deliver 2,000 Santa Sacks for individuals in need and 20 Holiday Hampers for charity kitchens. It is a tall order but with your help, we can achieve it!

How can you get involved?

Festive Food Drive: to support their Santa Sacks Campaign with food donations, simply complete the registration form and email it to communications@feedinghk.org. Feeding Hong Kong will send you the resources pack, including instructions showing how to set up a food donation point, a promotional poster with the shelf-stable items that are most needed and advice about how to arrange deliveries. They will sort the food items and deliver them to people in need before Christmas Day.

The perfect Christmas present: for foodies, students on a budget and busy high flyers. The 2015 edition of Feeding Hong Kong’s Recipe Collection ‘Fast Food’ is the ideal gift for them all. It includes nutritious recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less, for $10 per portion and with limited equipment. Buy the cookbook here. All proceeds will support their Chefs in the Community Programme.

Join the Christmas Bread Run: Feeding Hong Kong is preparing a very special Bread Run on Tuesday 22 December. Invite family, friends and colleagues and get into the festive spirit. Please register here if you would like to be a bread rescuer.

Donate your Christmas decorations: help Feeding Hong Kong to bring extra seasonal sparkle to people in need! Calling for local businesses, companies and individuals to donate new or gently used Christmas decorations to Feeding Hong Kong. Please contact communications@feedinghk.org for more information.

Spread the love: Share this information, like Feeding Hong Kong on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and help fight hunger and food waste in Hong Kong!.

With your help, Feeding Hong Kong will continue to provide food support to those in need in our city. Their charity partners include shelters for the homeless, senior day centres, children’s homes and other non-profit programmes that provide food to the hungry.

About Feeding Hong Kong:

Feeding Hong Kong’s mission is simple: to feed people in Hong Kong who would otherwise go hungry. This is their primary goal and their reason for existence. Thankfully, the way Feeding Hong Kong work allows them to achieve a number of other worthwhile goals along the way:
– Feeding Hong Kong offers food retailers and manufacturers a convenient, safe and reliable way to channel surplus food to local charities that help feed people in need.
– Feeding Hong Kong helps reduce the volume of food waste being sent to landfill.
– Feeding Hong Kong raises public awareness about poverty and food insecurity in Hong Kong.
– Feeding Hong Kong encourages partnerships between existing government, civil society and private sector efforts.
– Feeding Hong Kong promotes volunteerism and support existing community outreach programmes.
– Feeding Hong Kong promotes healthy eating and nutritional education to the most vulnerable groups in our community.

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