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Jockey Club Food Assistance Programme - “Food Express Service”

Jockey Club Food Assistance Programme - “Food Express Service”

Background

As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the Hong Kong community and led to growing unemployment and underemployment, with rising demand for food assistance. To support the local community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust approved a HK$240 million donation to launch the “Jockey Club Food Assistance Programme”, in conjunction with six NGOs and CSR partners, to provide transitional and timely relief for over 70,000 people facing financial hardship through a variety of innovative initiatives.

The Programme encompasses four initiatives cater to different needs: 

  1. Food Express Service;
  2. Food Pack Service;
  3. Automated Food Dispenser Service; and
  4. Hot Meal Service

Service Content

“Food express services” (Kowloon district) under Hong Kong Christian Service, has been launched in October 2020. Leveraging the established online food delivery platform of CSR partners, this eight-week service provides meals to those affected by the novel coronavirus, in particular, for homebound persons or families that cannot cook at home to meet their basic needs and solve urgent needs.

  • Eligible recipients will receive eight weeks of food pickup or delivery services to meet their basic and urgent needs.
  • Staff from our project will create a service account on the designated delivery platform for the beneficiaries, who can choose meals from the restaurants available on that platform with the subsidy received in weekly basis and select pickup or delivery services.

Remarks: Priority will be given to physically handicapped persons or people whose living environment (e.g. subdivided units) is inconvenient for cooking.

Service Area


Kowloon district (Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, Shamshuipo, Wong Tai Sin, Yau Ma Tei, Tsimshatsui and Mong Kok)

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Individuals and families who are unemployed or underemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic in or after February 2020; and
  2. Not currently receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme, government and other regular or consecutive food assistance services; and
  3. The average monthly household income for the three months prior to submission of application of the applicant and his/her family falls between 56% and 75% of the median household income ; and
  4. Current assets do not exceed six times of the median monthly household income.

Application

  • Applicants can visit website: https://jcfoodprog.hk and submit an application through online registration;
  • Referrals from social workers ;
  • Contact our responsible staff directly for enquiry.

Service Termination


“Food Express Service” will terminate automatically after eight weeks, the service user can exit the service at any time during that period.

Contact us

Monday to Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 6:00pm (except Public Holiday)


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