During the first year of intermediary engagement, SJS has commissioned a territory-wide study to better understand the whole food support service sector. (click here for the executive summary of the baseline study)
FOOD-CO is the first all-round collaborative platform in Hong Kong to connect food support service operators, corporate food donors and volunteers by making use of information technology and data analysis. FOOD-CO first went on trial in Kwai Tsing, Kwun Tong and Yuen Long in May 2017 (click here for related press release). SJS has commissioned a social impact assessment for the pilot run of FOOD-CO to understand and analyse the impact of FOOD-CO during the six-month pilot run. The result shows that the target outcome indicators are all overachieved in the three pilot districts (more details can be found in the executive summary of the social impact assessment for pilot run of FOOD-CO and the press release). Since November 2017, FOOD-CO has expanded to cover all 18 districts across Hong Kong.
Operators can now share the best practices and better coordinate their operations through this platform. Donors can also reach out to suitable operators for more efficient food donations. Members of the public and people in need can better understand different food support services in their own districts. Public awareness programmes will also be held to let people know more about food support services in Hong Kong.
For more details, please refer to FOOD-CO website.