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Ethos

HKFoodWorks is a registered charity dedicated to sustainable food futures, leading the way through research and community action for a hopeful tomorrow.

The way we live in Hong Kong consumes the natural resources of 4.2 earths. Food holds the key to change – from the way we eat to the way we waste; from the way we produce, to the way we distribute, we can make our urban food system less wasteful and our city more sustainable.

Hong Kong throws away 3200 tonnes of food a day. Reducing food waste is 800 times cheaper, and 7 times more energy efficient than recycling, which makes food rescue one of the true keystones of sustainable development.

Our community programme Breadline has saved over 300,000 loaves of bread, serving up over 150,000 breakfasts while preventing 366 tonnes of ghg emissions and 1.6 million gallons of water from needlessly being wasted.

We invest in our communities by raising awareness and empowering action. We educate younger generations through workshops and public talks, and continually undertake research to improve food security for the city.

People

Portrait of Dr Daisy Tam

Daisy Tam

Daisy Tam is Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she teaches and researches urban food systems and practices with a particular focus on food security.

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Portrait of Mart Van de Ven

Mart van de Ven

Mart is a Principal at Droste, a Hong Kong-based data science consultancy he founded in 2014. As Principal, he leads their client engagements with a human-centred approach to data science.

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Portait of Sherin Siew

Sherin Siew

Sherin Siew is a digital creative passionate about designing experiences bridging purpose, form and feasibility to create value for people and businesses.

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Portrait of Claudio Canzonetta

Claudio Canzonetta

Claudio Canzonetta is a business manager by trade, who spends most of his spare time supercharging Hong Kong NGOs and social enterprises. He is passionate about fixing our environmental crisis and helping his fellow humans to obtain adequate nutrition, health & shelter.

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Portrait of Arsen Soroka

Arsen Soroka

Arsen Soroka is a full-stack developer with 7+ years of experience. He worked in 2 companies and now is a self-employed professional working with individuals and agencies from the USA, Australia, Europe and China.

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Portrait of Tomas Holderness

Tomas Holderness

Tomas Holderness is managing partner of the Urban Systems and Environments Research Group, a worker-owned research cooperative based in London and Berlin.

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HK's first public digital food rescue platform