Launched in 2017, SIE Fund’s food support flagship project FOOD-CO has brought significant enhancement to the efficiency of Hong Kong’s food support services through the application of technology and cross-sector collaboration and promoted “save and share” through diverse activities in the community. It has so far facilitated more than 10 000 transactions of food donation, with food weighing over 1 500 tonnes in total.
To honour and recognise the contributions of the partners, the project’s intermediary St. James’ Settlement organised “The Partners’ Recognition Ceremony 2022” on 21 November 2022. Officiating at the ceremony, the Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry Professor Sun Dong remarked that he was glad that representatives of donor organisations and FOOD-CO’s partners were getting together to share the delight of the project’s achievements. He added that he would be pleased to see the SIE Fund continuing with its role in fostering social innovation, and creating social value through facilitating cross-sector collaboration, introducing flexible funding models and promoting the use of technology among different sectors (click here for the speech [Chinese version only]). In his speech, the Vice-chairperson of the SIE Fund Task Force Alvin Miu stated the Fund was grateful that in its five years of operation FOOD-CO has proficiently enhanced the overall effectiveness of food support services in Hong Kong, with continuous growth in the number of service points, meals served and people who benefit.