Our Greenovation team of three volunteered last Friday afternoon at the food bank warehouse of Feeding Hong Kong in Yau Tong. Feeding Hong Kong’s contributions in reducing local food waste are noble. The Food Bank receives primarily drinks, including bottled water and juice boxes, and a small quantity of inglorious food.
On the day of volunteering, we first categorised the food and packed them according to their ‘used-by’ and ‘best-before’ dates before they could be redistributed to various NGOs throughout Hong Kong.
Feeding Hong Kong is the only food bank in Hong Kong. The food bank aims at reducing food waste through collecting donations of surplus food, including “inglorious” food – food items that are approaching their expiry date – and redistributing them soon enough to other end users. Food waste contributes almost half of the total of 6.45 million tonnes of waste in 2009 in Hong Kong, according to SCMP.
We’d like to give Feeding Hong Kong our support not only because it effectively contributes to food and resource redistribution, but also to the reduction of burden on the landfills – precisely the spirit of Greenovation! If you also like to give them a hand, sign up to be a volunteer here.