Founded in 2001 and registered in 2010, Foodlink Foundation is a
registered Hong Kong charity dedicated to fighting hunger, building self-
sufficiency, and fostering nutritional wellness among those in need, while
simultaneously reducing food wastage in hotels and F&B outlets in Hong
Kong. The vision at Foodlink Foundation is to ensure that every needy person
has access to a hot, healthy meal. We collect safe-to-eat surplus food
from F&B outlets all over the city and deliver to those in need. The role
of Foodlink is to connect the supply to the demand as effectively as
possible. The benefits are twofold - while reducing hunger we also
reduce the pressure on our city's landfills.
Currently, over 1.6 million people live below the poverty line in Hong
Kong. Despite being one of the world’s richest cities in terms of GDP per
capita, we have one of the world’s largest wealth gaps. Lurking behind
this prosperity is a great inequality in wealth and a forgotten group of
hungry and vulnerable people.
Working purely on its own and without government funding, Foodlink
began a pilot scheme in early 2002 to link F&B outlets with welfare
agencies to ensure needy people had access to hot, healthy meals.
Since then, Foodlink has seen tremendous growth.
From collecting surplus food from a handful of hotels, Foodlink has expanded to
collaborate with over 70 donors to assist 83 beneficiaries across the city
to become Hong Kong’s leading hot food charity organisation.
Today, we save an average of 2,600 kg of hot food and 15,000 pieces of
bread per week which can provide more than 12,600 meals.