Extending our care to the underprivileged from over 40 NGOs across 18 districts
Joyce Wu, Head of Public Affairs of FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited
(right), represents the company to donate protective gear to Feeding Hong Kong.
Through this donation, it's expected to benefit about 5,000 people in need from
42 NGOs in Hong Kong. On the left is Ms Gabrielle Kirstein, Chief Executive
Officer of Feeding Hong Kong.
KONG, 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.'
Royal FrieslandCampina -- nourishing by nature
Royal FrieslandCampina daily provides millions of consumers throughout
the world with dairy products containing the valuable nutrients from milk. The
annual turnover amounts to 11.3 billion euro in 2019. The activities of
FrieslandCampina have been divided into four global business groups, namely
Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Dairy Essentials.
FrieslandCampina has locations in 34 countries and employs about 24,000
employees. The Central Office is located in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The
company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. and with over
18,000 member dairy farmers, it is one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the
growing world population with the right nutrients in a sustainable way is one
of the critical challenges for the coming decades.
By offering trustworthy and nourishing dairy products, FrieslandCampina
contributes to food and nutrient security.
FrieslandCampina's purpose -- nourishing
by nature -- stands for better nutrition for the world's consumers, a
good living for our farmers, now and for generations to come. For more
information please visit: www.frieslandcampina.com.
FrieslandCampina N.V.'s subsidiary in Hong Kong -- nourishing
the lives of Hong Kong people
(Hong Kong) Limited (FCHK), a subsidiary of Royal
FrieslandCampina, has maintained a long presence in Hong Kong since 1938.
Building on FrieslandCampina's over 140 years of Dutch dairy heritage and
expertise, the 'from-grass-to-glass' stringent global supply chain and constant
innovation that unlock the nutritional potential of milk, FCHK has been leading
the development of dairy industry in Hong Kong, nourishing the lives of Hong
Kong people across all ages with its full range of high quality and nutritious
dairy products, including FRISO® pregnancy, infant and
toddler milk formula, DUTCH LADY® dairy based
beverages, BLACK & WHITE® and LONGEVITY® dairy products, and OPTIMEL® adult
nutrition formula for consumers, customers and food service business partners
through a wide network in both retail and business channels in Hong
Kong and Macau.
As Hong Kong people's
partner in health, FCHK supports local food banks and charity groups and
provides food assistance to people in need. In 2019, FCHK served over 36,000
beneficiaries with an aggregate value of over HKD3 million to the community.
Feeding Hong Kong -- bridging the gap between hunger and food waste
Who we are
Feeding Hong Kong is a Hong Kong registered charity established in 2011. Our mission is to fight hunger in Hong Kong and reduce the amount of quality food that is being sent to our city's landfills. We also work to raise awareness about poverty, food insecurity and food waste in Hong Kong and promote healthy eating and nutritional education to the most vulnerable groups in our community. We are Hong Kong's sole accredited member of the Global Food Banking Network, an international organisation dedicated to creating and strengthening food banks and national food bank networks.
What we do
Every day, we collect surplus nutritious food from manufacturers, growers, processors, distributors and retailers and deliver it to a network of partner charities, who in turn, provide food to those most in need in Hong Kong. By supporting existing grassroots feeding programmes, we make efficient use of established distribution channels and can focus our own resources on the highest standards in food collection, storage and transportation. Last year, through our partnerships with the food industry, we saved over 820 tonnes of food from landfill and in turn supported 132 charity programmes with a total of 2.17 million meals. For more information please visit: feedinghk.org