Food Angel – Food Rescue & Assistance Programme

About the project

This food rescue and food assistance programme aims to collect surplus food at HKIA. Support from the HKIA Environmental Fund enabled Food Angel to purchase and operate a refrigerated truck to collect unused food which would otherwise be wasted by caterers, airline lounges and other business partners in the airport community. The collected food is processed into nutritious hot meals in Food Angel’s central kitchen. The meals are then distributed to underprivileged communities in Hong Kong through Food Angel’s charity partners such as Tung Wah Group, The Salvation Army, Action Care and Christian Action.

From August to December 2013, 3.8 tonnes of food were collected and over 6,200 meal boxes were distributed to the needy. The project will run for three years.

About Food Angel

Food Angel is a food rescue and food assistance programme launched in 2011 by Bo Charity Foundation with the mission of “WASTE NOT, HUNGER NOT.” The programme rescues edible surplus food from different sectors of the food industry that would otherwise be disposed of as waste. Following strict safety protocols, the rescued food items will then be prepared as nutritious hot meals in our central kitchen and be redistributed to serve the underprivileged communities in Hong Kong.