Second Harvest Asia will be hosting a two-day event for food banks in the region to meet, share best practices and talk about future cooperation in the region. Food bank representatives from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan will be joining this historic event.

Food Bank Visit and Workshop on October 15

Venue: The workshop will be held at City Garden Hotel. Located near to the Causeway Bay shopping and tourism district and within 5 minutes stroll to the Fortress Hill MTR station.

Schedule: we will visit local food banks in the morning. The afternoon (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) there will be a workshop led by professionals in food banking and humanitarian logistics.

Public Forum October 16

Asia’s First Regional Food Bank Forum
“Food Banking As One Response to Hunger”
October 16 in Hong Kong

You are invited to the first regional food banking meeting in Hong Kong!

Co-organised by Second Harvest Asia and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, this public forum will discuss how the how food banking addresses hunger, the challenges of providing humanitarian assistance, and how corruption can be dealt with when distributing aid. Lastly, two local food banks will present how food banking has developed and been applied in Hong Kong to address hunger issues.

Date: October 16, 2012
Day: Tuesday
Time: 13:30 to 17:00
Venue: Room 102, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Address: Duke ofWindor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Keynote Presentations:

Session I

Challenges of Providing Humanitarian Relief”

Mich Mizushima, Chief Logistics Officer, The Fritz Institute (


“Donor to Intended Recipient: The Philippine experience of preventing corruption”

Vincent Lazatin, Executive Director, Transparency and Accountability Network (


Session II

“The Role and Development of Food Banks in the US”

Former COO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance of Arizona ( ) the first world’s first food bank and current COO of Feed More (


“Challenges of Food Banking in Asia”

Charles E. McJilton, founder of Second Harvest Japan, Second Harvest Asia, and Salu-Salo: Food Bank Philippines ( )


Session III

“Development and Application of Food Banking in Hong Kong”

Food Bank Hong Kong( ) – Connie NG, Service Manager
HSBC ( ) –Jocelyn ENDEAN, head of Corporate services for HSBC
Feeding Hong Kong ( ) – Gabrielle Kirstein, Executive Director


To register for your place, please email [email protected] and offer us the following information:
· Full Name
· Job Title
· Organisation
· Email Address
· Day Time Telephone Number
· How you heard about this event
· Any specific questions you would like to see addressed at this event

Please reigister early to secure your place as the Regional Food Banking Meeting is a FREE public forum. Due to limited space, only the first 200 who registered will be accepted. An email notification will be sent to you within 48 hours of your registration.

For enquiries, please email [email protected].

Source: Second Harvest Asia