People queuing up for rice distributed by a shop in Sham Shui Po in February. Photo: Nora Tam People queuing up for rice distributed by a shop in Sham Shui Po in February. Photo: Nora Tam
People queuing up for rice distributed by a shop in Sham Shui Po in February. Photo: Nora Tam

Rising food prices during pandemic add to burdens of Hong Kong’s poor, with more seeking handouts

  • Newly jobless among those turning to charities for help with basic food supplies
  • Poor households struggle to cope with higher prices of rice, meat and vegetables

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People queuing up for rice distributed by a shop in Sham Shui Po in February. Photo: Nora Tam People queuing up for rice distributed by a shop in Sham Shui Po in February. Photo: Nora Tam
People queuing up for rice distributed by a shop in Sham Shui Po in February. Photo: Nora Tam
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