Twelve members of the Chamber's Young Executives Club spent an afternoon at the Feeding Hong Kong warehouse on 17 December, to help contribute to the fight against food waste and hunger in Hong Kong. The volunteers sorted and packed around 3,600 kilogrammes of surplus food that had been donated by companies including airlines, hotels and supermarkets. In total, this amount of food is the equivalent of 8,574 meals. The repacked food items would then be redistributed to some of Hong Kong's local charities.
During the event, the YEC members learned that every day, 3,600 tonnes of food waste is sent to landfill in Hong Kong, while one million people live in poverty and struggle to afford nutritious meals. Tackling two problems at the same time, Feeding Hong Kong acts as a bridge to rescue some of this surplus from the food industry and redistribute it to those most in need.