Charity's food donation platform serves 2.6m meals

Local | 26 Jun 2018 8:03 pm

An online platform funded by the Government said it has helped distribute about 200 tons of food to thousands of needy people in Hong Kong over the past year.

The platform, called Food-Co connects the food industry with charities and helps restaurants or companies who want to donate their surplus food to those in need, RTHK reports.

Food-Co said has received food worth HK$20 million and provided nearly 2.6 million sets of meals

It is run by the charity St James Settlement and bankrolled by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund. Its chairman, Professor Stephen Cheung, said more resources could be put into the app to widen its use, given the encouraging results in reducing the food waste.

It has expanded rapidly from three to 18 districts in six months.

It first went on trial in Kwai Tsing, Kwun Tong and Yuen Long in May last year.-RTHK/The Standard

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