It's better to give than take - especially when it comes to food

PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 August, 2012, 5:59am

Celebrity mums Crystal Kwok Kam-yan and Janet Ma Sze-wai acted as role models in bringing along their daughter and son, respectively, to take part in a charity Bread Run to raise awareness of food waste.

Organised by Feeding Hong Kong - a food bank dedicated to redistributing surplus food to the disadvantaged, the Bread Run held last Thursday saw teams of executives from real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle and celebrity models racing off to designated bakeries across Hong Kong Island to collect leftover bread.

The collected bags of bread were then packaged by Feeding Hong Kong, before they were delivered to its partner charities the next morning.

"We should all give a helping hand whenever it is needed," said Ma of a message she wants her children to learn.

"I want my children to know it's always a privilege to give than take. If more people are willing to give, the needy can be helped and we all can live in a better world."

Kwok agrees. "I actively took part in a food drive because there are still many people in Hong Kong who don't have enough to eat.

"And my kids need to know how much food is wasted out there."

Also participating were models Rosemary Vandenbroucke, Cara Grogan and Eunis Chan.