Food Angel is a food rescue and food assistance program launched in 2011 by Bo Charity Foundation with the mission of "WASTE NOT, HUNGER NOT." The program 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.
Reduce Food waste at Source
Educate the Next Generation
HOW WE WORK
We provide one-stop service for the whole food rescue process
SURPLUS FOOD COLLECTION
(From Donation Partners)
(Food Angel Kitchen)
(At Recipient Agencies)
Strict food safety protocols to guarantee the best hygiene standard
Collect 4 tons edible surplus food from food industries
All cooked food items must be maintained in chilled or frozen temperature prior to collection
OIL & SEASONINGS FOOD
Transport donated food items in thermal or cooling boxes
Here is our own professional kitchen
Sterilize all food containers & utensils prior to use
Prepare donated food item
Make hot meal boxes
Food Testing: Supported by Food Scan Analytic Ltd.Daily laboratory test to ensure all food items are in accordance with the highest food safety standard
Keep hot meal boxes in thermal boxes for distribution
Distribute hot meal boxes to individuals and families in need
All hot meal boxes must be consumed within 1.5 hours
Click me to see our one-stop service for the whole food rescue process
Our food rescue & assistance programs
It is estimated that 3,600 tons of food waste is dumped into the landfills every day and approximately one third of them comes from the food industry. Among the food wasted, a good quantity is still quality food that can benefit plenty of people in need.
We rescue an average of 4,000 kg of surplus food daily from going to the landfills.
Edible surplus food and receives food donations including
Oils & seasonings
Please contact us if you have surplus food for donation.
Currently, it is estimated that around 960,000 people are living in poverty in Hong Kong, among which over 30% are elderly citizens, and over 18% are children under the age of 18. On average, 1 in 3 HK elderly is living in poverty, and many of them are struggling to meet basic nutritional needs. Further, approximately 1 in 4 deprived children does not have three meals a day.
In this regard, it is Food Angel's mission to turn these otherwise wasted quality food into healthy and nutritious meals for those in need. Food Angel currently serves over 6,000 nutritious hot meals and food packs to more than 100 charity partners across Hong Kong every day.
Requirements/Criteria for Charity Partners
Registered charitable organization under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance
Organization that serves hot and nutritious meals or food packs to people in need of food assistance
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Charity Partner.
We have other angels in service
We work hand in hand with volunteers and local bakeries to help reduce food waste and help those who are in need of food assistance. Bread Angel volunteers collect unsold bakery products from bakeries at closing time and directly deliver to beneficiaries for their next day consumption.
Food Angel offers a number of CSR programs for corporate volunteers. Through a spectrum of community events and team building activities, corporate volunteers can help reduce food waste at source and serve the people in need of food assistance by experiencing the daily works of Food Angel Food Rescue and Food Assistance Program, and help raise fund to support the free hot meal service.
An outreach team is dedicated to delivering hot nutritious meal boxes, non-perishable food packs, and loving care to singletons and deprived elderly. Led by a well-experienced social worker, our community outreach food assistance service ensures that Food Angel better understands the needs of the underprivileged and in turn to better serve our communities.