Extending our care to the underprivileged from over 40 NGOs across 18 districts
CHINA – Media OutReach – 6 March 2020 – As a leading dairy nutrition company in Hong Kong, FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited (“FCHK”) is committed to nourishing the lives of Hong Kong people across all ages with its full range of high quality and nutritious dairy products, and puts food safety and quality at top priority.
As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Hong Kong, FCHK partners with Feeding Hong Kong to give protective gear of 10,000 surgical masks and 4,000 hand sanitisers to the underprivileged to overcome the difficult time as one.
Established in 2011, Feeding Hong Kong strives to reduce food waste and fight hunger by collecting surplus products from food companies and redistributing them to frontline charities feeding those most in need.
In addition, Feeding Hong Kong works to raise awareness about local poverty, food insecurity and food waste, and to promote healthy eating and nutrition. Through the partnership with Feeding Hong Kong, protective gear donated by FCHK can be effectively distributed through its extensive charity network across 18 districts, covering about 5,000 people in need from 42 NGOs.
Ms Helena He, Managing Director of FCHK said, ‘FCHK has been growing together with Hong Kong people for over 80 years. We support local food banks and NGOs to provide food aid to people in need. In response to this particular period, we not only take care of our employees and customers, but also make our contributions to the society.
We have managed to offer the underprivileged families and elderly food aid and protective gear. It is our utmost concern for the lives of Hong Kong people at all ages. With the effort, we would like to build a caring community with FCHK’s vision together.’
Ms Gabrielle Kirstein, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Hong Kong said, ‘In the past few weeks, we have experienced a surge in demand for key staples and hygiene products from across our charity network. We are honoured to have this opportunity to partner with FCHK and distribute these important items. By working together, we have been able to bolster our efforts to feed and protect those most in need at this challenging time.’