FOOD: THE BIG PICTURE
LET’S TALK ABOUT FOOD
The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet almost 1 billion people are still chronically undernourished. One of the problems is that roughly 1/3 of the food produced every year is lost or wasted, that’s enough to feed 3 billion people. If 25% of that globally was saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million people around the world.
of waste sent to landfills iin Hong Kong is food waste
of people in Hong Kong live below the poverty line
tonnes of food is rescued by Feeding Hong Kong each month
2 PROBLEMS – 1 SOLUTION
Problem: Food Wasted
More than 930 million tonnes of all food produced for people around the world goes to waste. Food is lost or wasted at every level of the supply chain from farm to fork. In our homes, schools and communities it happens because of the decisions we make when we throw out perfectly good food that ends up feeding a landfill instead of a person.
Problem: Food Wanted
Similarly, about 1/3 of the population is food insecure. Food insecurity and hunger are profoundly complex issues that touch every community, country and region. In affluent Hong Kong, over 1.4 million people live below the poverty line and nearly ⅔ of poor households live in a state of food insecurity.
Solution: Food Banked
Food banking is an established global solution to the problems of food waste and food insecurity that benefits both the environment and those in need. Every day, Feeding Hong Kong collects surplus quality stock from food companies around Hong Kong, sorts, stores and delivers it to a network of partner charities who in turn provide food to those most in need in their communities.
2 Problems – 1 Solution
Food banking is an established global solution to the problems of food waste and food insecurity that benefits both the environment and those in need. Every day, Feeding Hong Kong collects surplus quality stock from food companies around Hong Kong, sorts, stores and delivers it to a network of partner charities who in turn provide food to those most in need in their community.
Knowledge is power, the power to change our actions and those of the people around us. The more we understand the problems, the better equipped we are to work towards solving them so let’s work together to stop feeding landfills and start feeding people.
The Global Food Landscape
Asia is the most populated continent across the globe, having 2 of the most populated countries, China and India.
World Food Day
In 2021, all parties have been invited to think of the resolutions to be taken for the post-Covid-19 pandemic future.
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
There are some key similarities. Both the MDGs and the SDGs are specific and measurable. The 17 goals each have specific targets to be achieved within the next 15 years which are clear, concise, measurable and time-bound.
The 17 SDGs are all interconnected and recognize that no one sector can solve the world’s problems. Partnership is key which will require coordinated and combined efforts of governments, civil society and businesses.
Feeding Hong Kong plays a role in delivering on 5 of the UN SDGs
Feeding Hong Kong
Two years later this developed into a mission to bridge the gap between companies with surplus and charities with need.
WHAT WE DO