Most of us can end the temporary experience of hunger. Unfortunately, more than 1.5 million individuals in Hong Kong do not have that choice.

·         Poverty rate = 15.2%, around 1.02 million people / 403,000 households
·         1 in 5 people in live in poverty
·         The poverty line for a one-person family is HK$3,600 per month
·         40% of the Hong Kong population live in subsidised public housing
·         At least 170,000 people live in coffin, cage homes and rooftops
·         Over 1,000 people are homeless
·         Hong Kong has highest income gap between the rich and the poor of any developed economy in the world
·         The minimum wage is HK$30 per hour
·         There are 644,000 working poor
·         1 in 3 of our elderly are living below the poverty line
·         1 in 4 underprivileged children do not get 3 meals a day
·         1 in 5 of our children are living below the poverty line

* as at 2012 census report

Source: news.gov.hk, SCMPfeeding hkHong Kong Council of Social ServicesHong Kong Census and Statistics DepartmentSOCOOxfam Hong Kong,  Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, 2011 & 2013; Action research by SoCO, 2011; and Survey on Subdivided Units in Hong Kong”, 2013; conducted by Policy 21 Ltd with commission of the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee 

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