Food Politics

Elderly people receive a free meal from People's Food Bank. Photos: K.Y. Cheng, Nora Tam, Thomas Yau

Food banks in Hong Kong

For more than a year Ms Chan has had to rely on food handouts to feed her family. Every week she walks from her home in Sham Shui Po to a food bank in Shek Kip Mei to collect packets of rice, noodles and canned food. Returning with a load of about 20kg, she lugs it up the stairs to her flat on the fifth floor of a walk-up.