“Do you cherish food?”
“What can you do?”

About Us

A Grain's Wish

Rice doesn't miraculously come from exotic countries like Thailand or Japan, nor does it grow on supermarket shelves; rice is grown from the land.

White rice, red rice, brown rice, and glutinous rice are products of an arduous and labor-intensive process. From sowing, to watering and fertilisation, to weeding and pest control, farmers dedicate an unthinkable amount of time and energy to put food on our tables. Only after the complicated processes of separating the husk from the spikelet, and then grain from the husk, can a bowl of rice finally reach us at a restaurant or at home. After going through so much, the only wish of a grain of rice is for people to empty their bowls and to not waste food.

Let's show our appreciation to the farmers who feed and nourish our bodies. Please visit our Foodstep Journey experience centre to learn how much work it takes to grow rice.

Foodstep Journey

Foodstep Journey is the first experience centre in Hong Kong that advocates the virtue of cherishing food and caring for the community. During the journey, participants will be introduced to interesting facts about‘Food Smart’, as well as issues of food wastage and elderly poverty in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong produces 3,600 tonnes of food waste every day, 2/3 of which is generated in households. This amounts to 0.33 kg of food waste per person per day. At our centre, participants will become Rice Warriors and will challenge themselves to reduce their individual wastage. Through interactive games, virtual reality films and other activities, Rice Warriors will experience what‘No Pain, No Grain’really means and reflect on their responsibilities.

In addition to statistics related to food consumption in HK, Foodstep Journey also showcases the dire living conditions of Hong Kong's elderly population and how they struggle to make ends meet.

It is our hope that participants will be more conscious of the less glamorous issues plaguing our dazzling city, and we hope this experience will ignite in them compassion.

Let's practice‘Waste Not . Hunger Not . With Love’together!

Exhibition
Area

1.
Food Smart 270
Food Smart 270
A 270 °angled screen will present background information related to the global food crisis, its causes as well as its consequences. Shocking statistics and facts mark the beginning of our 'Food Smart, With Love' journey. Through experiential learning, we hope our participants will learn to reflect on Hong Kong's serious food wastage problem.
2.
Interesting Facts on Food Smart
Interesting Facts on Food Smart
This area covers often neglected food treatment processes such as food storage. Participants will learn how to utilise unwanted food parts through interactive games.
3.
Virtual Reality Film
Virtual Reality Film
Through watching VR films in our VR designated area, participants see the world through the eyes of different food groups and they experience first-hand the unfortunate process through which large amount of edible food are wasted.
4.
Food Waste Competition Area
Food Waste Competition Area
How much food waste does Hong Kong people produce every day? Through the "Food Waste Rally", participants can experience the harm caused by food waste to the environment and learn the meaning behind cherishing food.
5.
Simulated Subdivided Housing Area
Simulated Subdivided Housing Area
How small can the subdivided housing for the elderly live? Participants will experience how the elderly live in small spaces, learn about the difficulties they face in their daily lives, and discuss the poverty problem in Hong Kong.
6.
Paper Recycling Area
Paper Recycling Area
How much paper does the elderly, who live by picking up wastes, has to pick up to get enough food and clothing? Participants will take on the role and experience the difficulties in their lives.

Get
Involved

Group Participation
Student Groups

Full-time school running groups, social service agencies, youth organizations are welcome to sign up for participation. Student experience group fare is only applicable to people aged 4 - 24 (calculated on the day of the activity).

Duration: 2 hours
Fee: HKD 100 per person
Group size: 24 - 34 persons

Corporations / Organisations

Companies/Commercial organizations are welcome to register. This tour leads participants to discuss environmental issues in depth and explore the needs of disadvantaged groups, and guide them to start from the heart and contribute to the society. There is a specially designed hands-on program item to prepare meals to for the elderly which will surely help build team spirit. (available only from Monday to Friday).
Fee: HKD 400 per person
Group size: 15-20 persons

Family Groups

Parents and children are welcome to sign up as a group. Children of the enrolled family must be between 4-15 years of age (calculated on the day of the activity). Each child can be accompanied by a maximum of two adult guardians.

Duration: 2 hours
Fee: HKD280 per adult, HKD180 per child
Group size: 24 - 34 persons

Individual Family Participation

Special Family Tour (Mon-Fri)

Special Sessions are designed for individual families.  Each session can accommodate more than one family (minimum one adult and one child each family).  Children should be aged 4 to 15.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Content:  

•Introduction of Food Angel's work
•Visit exhibition area & watch Virtual Reality Film
Upcycling Eco-enzyme workshop
•Visit Simulated Subdivided Housing Area
•Debriefing

Language:  Cantonese

Fee:
HKD180 per adult
HKD180 per child

Reservations are on first-come, first-served basis.

Address : 1/F, Fung Sing Building, No. 235 Hai Tan Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Opening hours : Mondays to Saturdays (close on Sundays and Public Holidays)
Tel No. : 3705 2484

Food Angel

Food Angel

Food Angel is a sustainable Food Rescue & Food Assistance Programme launched by the Bo Charity Foundation in 2011 with the ultimate goal of achieving  'Waste Not . Hunger Not . With Love'.  Food Angel is committed to recovering edible surplus food from the food industry. Following strict safety protocols, the rescued food will then be prepared as nutritious hot meals and food packs, and distributed free of charge to the needy by our logistics team.

Participants' Reflection

'I find this organization very meaningful as it eases the burden that the elderly have to cope with.' Form 3 Secondary School Student .
'I find this organization very meaningful as it eases the burden that the elderly have to cope with.' Form 3 Secondary School Student .
'The thing that stuck with me the most was the weight and amount of food waste each person wastes every day.... It saddens me to see that in developed first world countries there are such problems such as poverty and hunger' Risa from Singapore.
'The thing that stuck with me the most was the weight and amount of food waste each person wastes every day.... It saddens me to see that in developed first world countries there are such problems such as poverty and hunger' Risa from Singapore.
'Thank you guys for the wonderful educational experience!  I feel motivated to volunteer at a food shelter nearby in Singapore!  I realise the importance of saving food and reducing food wastage.'  Glenden.<br />
'Thank you guys for the wonderful educational experience! I feel motivated to volunteer at a food shelter nearby in Singapore! I realise the importance of saving food and reducing food wastage.' Glenden.
'I learnt that the elderly have a hard time transporting and collecting cardboards... compare to them, we are much luckier than them.' Form 3 Secondary School Student<br />
'I learnt that the elderly have a hard time transporting and collecting cardboards... compare to them, we are much luckier than them.' Form 3 Secondary School Student
I feel that everyone in the world can have enough food to eat if each and every one of us do not waste food, or at least try our best not to waste our food.  I learned I need to spread kindness.' Form 5 Secondary School Student.
I feel that everyone in the world can have enough food to eat if each and every one of us do not waste food, or at least try our best not to waste our food. I learned I need to spread kindness.' Form 5 Secondary School Student.
'Thanks for opening my eyes a little wider today.  We all see the elderly daily but usually not to give them as much thought as they deserve.  I will see how I can support this wonderful charity in the futuren.' Secondary School Teacher<br />
'Thanks for opening my eyes a little wider today. We all see the elderly daily but usually not to give them as much thought as they deserve. I will see how I can support this wonderful charity in the futuren.' Secondary School Teacher