Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department indicated that about 30 percent of almost 11,400 tons of solid rubbish are sent daily to landfills, which are already at near capacity. Leftover food formed the largest municipal solid waste category as about 800 tons a day are from restaurants, hotels, wet markets, and food producers.
In contrast, one-fifth of the locals live in poverty and are encountering food insecurity. More than one million people are struggling to have access to nutritious meals. DKSH is striving to put a stop to this food wastage and making sure edible food is redistributed to those in need in Hong Kong.
We are collaborating with our international clients and consumer goods brands to collect and donate surplus food each month to Feeding Hong Kong. One example of our client is Hormel Foods who was among the first ones to eagerly donate their food surplus.
Feeding Hong Kong is an acclaimed charity organization missioned to fight hunger and provide nutritious food to those who need it most. The non-profit organization is also part of the Global FoodBanking Network, an international organization dedicated to creating and strengthening food banks and national food bank networks around the world.
By partnering with Feeding Hong Kong, we have been able to save more than 68 tons of food each month. We continue to reach out to more people in need by playing our part to serve more than 180,000 meals that are redistributed to more than 150 beneficiary associations in the market.
At DKSH, our purpose is to enrich people’s lives. We do so by providing reliable access to high-quality and responsible products and services, creating sustainable value for our partners, and contributing to raising the quality of life in the communities we operate in by generating jobs, perspectives, and opportunities for people’s development and growth.