Food Support
Flagship Project

To address poverty issues that are of major public concern and have greater social impact, SIE Fund Task Force is looking for areas of unmet demands and service gaps where there is a need for greater co-ordination and collaboration to achieve result. In this regard, the Task Force has shown concern for food support service in Hong Kong.


At present, a number of organisations are running food support programmes to help people in need. However, it is observed that many operators, and the sector as a whole, are facing challenges which hinder the efficiency and effectiveness of the services. Such challenges include lack of information, unmatched supply and demand, as well as high running cost.


In light of this situation, the Task Force has decided to take on a flagship project which aims at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall food support service in Hong Kong, and to engage an intermediary to implement the initiative.


The SIE Fund has engaged St. James' Settlement (SJS) as the intermediary to launch its first flagship project in capacity building to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of food support services in Hong Kong. SJS will be responsible for designing, building and operating an inclusive platform for food support service providers to coordinate information sharing on the demand and supply of food items and related services. The platform will also cover best practices sharing among stakeholders and public awareness-raising work about food support services in Hong Kong. The platform will be launched as a pilot in three districts starting mid-2017 and extended to cover all 18 districts in Hong Kong by mid-2019.