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Meals on Wheels

Rural school pupils still undernourished

The Tujiang Village Primary School in Xichang, Sichuan, updates its microblog every school day with the menu and procurement details for that day's school lunch.

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am

Keeping them off the streets

Joseph Lee fears two of his six children would have ended up on the streets without the help of the St James' Settlement charity's programme to provide learning and food assistance to deprived families in Sham Shui Po.

Lee used to work in the catering industry but quit his job more than a year ago because he was not happy with the way his wife ran the family.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Kerry expands food service with Nine to Five deal

Kerry Logistics, part of the Kuok Group, has acquired the Nine to Five catering group from Jardine Matheson in a move that will expand its food trading business. Set up in 1991, Nine to Five serves more than 10,000 meals a day to primary and secondary pupils. It has also run student canteens at Chinese and Baptist universities and the canteen at the Airport Freight Forwarding Centre.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Home truths

In culinary school, one of the biggest insults is to be called a home cook. 'What is this,' an instructor will say, observing a brunoise of vegetables that isn't in perfect, tiny cubes, 'are you trying to cook like your mother?'

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Cooking for the poor

Young people, surplus food and unused kitchens. 'When you put together these three untapped resources, it's a solution to hunger,' says Hong Kong-born Kelvin Cheung Ling-hon, 28, CEO and founder of FoodCycle, a youth-led charity based in Britain.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Elderly face half-a-year wait for day care

Elderly residents need to wait for more than six months to receive day care services in nursing, rehabilitation exercises, meals and escort provision that will help them remain living in the community, the welfare chief says. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung also said the government could arrange home-based care services for frail elders within one to two months.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Meal for marchers nothing new, unionist says

The head of the alliance organising next week's march in support of the electoral reform proposals says its affiliates just took a lead from their opponents in offering HK$200 meal allowances and other benefits to those who joined the march.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Homes for elderly told to improve meals

A total of 152 complaints about meals at homes for the elderly have been made to the Social Welfare Department. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the complaints mainly concerned poor food quality and undesirable meal times. Sixteen of the complaints, all about food quality, were found to be valid.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Elderly struggle after dole cuts

The 2003 and 2004 cuts in CSSA payments have harmed the health and social lives of old people on welfare and deprived them of a reasonable retirement, says a social worker who conducted a survey on the impact of the 11.1 per cent reduction.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Don't worry if your child is a picky eater

Attention, parents: if you have to chase children around to give them a spoonful of food, the chances are you have been adopting the wrong feeding methods at meal times.

A survey released yesterday found 60 per cent of parents believe their children are picky eaters.

1 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Elderly go hungry to stretch welfare cash, survey finds

Three in five elderly people on welfare choose low-quality food and one in five skip meals to save money, according to a study by the Caritas Community Development Service.

12 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Eco options

Earthwatch working holidays can be more expensive than standard vacations. For example, an eight-day stay at Tao Dam National Park surveying butterflies costs HK$11,257, which covers accommodation and food but not your return airfare to Vietnam (

29 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Private-care plans spark fears for elderly

Lawmakers and representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) fear quality of service may drop should the running of six government homes for the elderly be contracted out.

The Social Welfare Department plans to invite tenders for operators to run the six new homes.

6 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Poor-food claims denied

A home for the elderly accused of not serving hot food to residents because of the Y2K bug scare said it had microwaved the food and was merely following government guidelines by sticking to simple meals.

3 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Cold comfort for elderly

ELDERLY people at a residential centre in Pokfulam were served no hot food yesterday because of the Y2K bug scare, a relative of a resident has alleged.

It was claimed that only canned food and bread, but no hot meals, were given to residents yesterday at the Ho Sin Hang home for the elderly run by the Society for the Aged.

2 Jan 2000 - 12:00am