Share Love in Mid-Autumn Festival: Canon Hong Kong Corporate Volunteer Team Distributes Hot Meal to the Needy in Yau Tsim Mong District
The pandemic continues and is hitting all sectors of Hong Kong’s economy. Many grassroots are suffering from financial hardship and struggle to maintain their daily life. To relieve the pressure on grassroots’ families, Canon Hong Kong Corporate Volunteer Team took the initiative to visit the residents of Yau Tsim Mong District during the Mid-Autumn Festival, the traditional Chinese festival for family gatherings and love sharing, to give a helping hand to the needy.
On the day (10 September) & the following day (11 September) of the Mid-Autumn Festival, volunteer members visited 2 social enterprise restaurants – the “Dignity Kitchen” & “Gingko House”. They helped to prepare, pack, and distribute 400 hot meals to the needy in the old community of Mong Kok & Yau Ma Tei District for free. The meal box contains instantly cooked meat & vegetables to make sure that they are warm and delicious while also considering the balanced nutritional needs of the recipients.
By giving the hot meals and greeting the recipients during the service, we aim to express our care and blessing, and most notably, to convey the message of social inclusion and warmth, so that everyone can celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival together.