Blessed Food - Short-term Food Assistance Service



Background

“Blessed Food” was born when the Welfare Council saw a surge in the demand for food assistance during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, which hit Hong Kong, hard. After local authorities gave Blessed Food the green light, in 2009, it began providing assistance to residents of Tuen Mun with the help of government subsidies. It also worked with various Sheng Kung Hui groups and social welfare agencies to raise funds and resources to help establish a comprehensive service network.

Service Base
(Tsuen Wan, Kwai Ching and Tuen Mun)

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Service Base
(Kowloon City & Yau Tsim Mong)

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Objectives

The service renders food assistance to individuals or families who are unemployed, encountering sudden change or facing immediate financial hardship, to help underprivileged individuals or families tide over temporary financial problems triggered by various social problems, and refer the needy service users to mainstream welfare services.

Services

- Short-term food assistance for a maximum of 8 weeks to needy people lived in the community for solving their urgent needs. - Case interview and follow up by social worker. - Conduct welfare-related programmes.