Social enterprise gives you a good meal, and shares it with the poor

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am

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Ever stung by your conscience after enjoying a scrumptious dinner out while you know hundreds of thousands starve in Africa and China? A new social enterprise called Table for Two makes sure your meal for one actually feeds two.

The social enterprise partners with restaurants and corporate cafeterias to serve healthy TFT-branded meals.

The additional cost added to the price of these meals will be used to provide school lunches in Minhe county, Qinghai, and in Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Africa.

More than a hundred restaurants - including Itacho Sushi, Staunton's Group and Pure Bar + Restaurant - have joined the initiative.

Celebrity chefs and TV hosts turned out to support the launch event last Friday at Tsim Sha Tsui's Towngas Avenue.

Jacky Yu, chef and owner of private kitchen Xi Yan, cooked a healthy and well-balanced dish at the event, joined by game show host Icy Wong Yuen-man and Table for Two founders and directors.

'I enjoy good food, especially when it's shared with others,' said Yu. 'I hope to achieve the goals of spreading my love of healthy, delicious food while also helping students in developing countries eat nutritious school meals so they can stay in school.'

The meals will be available from this Thursday. Go to tablefor2.org.hk for a full list of participating outlets.