At Feeding Hong Kong, they aim to not only feed Hong Kong’s hungry, but also strive to improve the overall health of our food recipients by providing high quality nutritious foods. So, to mark this year’s Dragon Boat Festival, Feeding Hong Kong is launching the second annual Dragon Drive – a fish themed food drive to raise extra donations of nutrient packed canned and dried fish.
How can you help?
Below is a list of our most needed food items and some special items related to the sea. Simply distribute the list to friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to fill a grocery bag with wholesome and nutritious foods. Set up a central collection area in your office, school, clubhouse or community centre and watch over the donations as they roll in! At the end of your food drive give Feeding Hong Kong a call to schedule a delivery to our warehouse. For tips and suggestions on how to host a successful food drive, visit Feeding Hong Kong website and download our Food Drive Manual.
Why the fishy theme?
Seafood and seaweed are loaded with nutrients that are good for our health. Canned fish, such as sardines, mackerel and tuna, are a great source of protein, vitamin B12 and selenium. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids known to boost heart health and lower triglycerides. Dried seaweed, on the other hand, is an excellence source of minerals such as iodine, magnesium and calcium. It has high value of soluble fibre, which slows down the absorption of sugars and cholesterol in the body. Whilst fresh is best, canned and dried fish are shelf-stable, cost-efficient and nutrient packed – a great option for low-income families.
Who will benefit?
Feeding Hong Kong supports local welfare organisations that provide food support to those in need in our city. 50 plus charity partners include shelters for the homeless, migrant worker and women’s refuges, senior day centers and other non-profit programmes that provide food to the hungry. With your support, Feeding Hong Kong hope to drop-off a special sea-related delivery to them this June.
RSVP and advise:
- Name and address of your organisation
- Key contact person (name, email, tel)
- Date of your food drive (can last a day, a week or as long as a month!)
How can I support as an individual?
You can drop off your donation of groceries at our Yau Tong Food Bank. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 6pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 9am – 10pm.
Our requested fishy foods:
– Canned tuna – Low sodium, in water
– Dried shrimps – Sealed or vacuum packs
– Canned sardines – Low sodium, in water / tomato sauce
– Canned mackerel –Low sodium, in water /or tomato sauce
– Canned salmon – Low sodium, in water
– Dried seaweed – Sealed or vacuum packs
Nature: Food Donation
Source of information: Feeding Hong Kong