The partnership centered around food waste management is another testament to DKSH’s commitment to sustainability by fostering trust in local communities through engaging in impactful social projects.
Hong Kong, September 28, 2022 – DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, a leading partner for FMCG companies seeking to grow their business in Asia and beyond, and Feeding Hong Kong, an acclaimed charity organization missioned to fight hunger in the city, have announced their official partnership, deepening DKSH’s ties with the Global FoodBanking Network, of which Feeding Hong Kong is part.
As a leading service provider for FMCG companies in the region and specifically also Hong Kong, DKSH will work closely with its various international client brands to donate surplus food to Feeding Hong Kong on a monthly basis. Hormel Foods is the first of DKSH’s clients to donate its food surplus. The non-profit organization will leverage its extensive reach to redistribute the food products to its designated network of over 150 beneficiary associations.
According to statistics, while nearly 3,400 tons of food waste are going to landfills in Hong Kong each day, a contrasting figure of over one million people are struggling to have access to nutritious meals.
During a partnership signing ceremony, Mr Billy Yeung, CEO of Feeding Hong Kong, said: “As food is wanted and not wasted, Feeding Hong Kong is proud to be partnering with DKSH to reduce food surplus. Together, we can empower our communities by providing nutritious food to those who need it most. Our heartfelt thanks go to DKSH for sharing their kindness.”
Hugo Reyes, Vice President, FMCG, DKSH Hong Kong & Macau, added: “We are proud to team up with Feeding Hong Kong. With the organization’s effort, over 68 tons of food are saved and redistributed to different charity partners each month, serving a total of 180,000 meals. DKSH is enriching people’s lives, and we truly believe this partnership is one of the ways in bringing our purpose to life.”
This collaboration follows DKSH’s announcement on September 27, 2022, of its partnership with the Global FoodBanking Network to scale its endeavors to recover and distribute surplus products across Asia Pacific.