Giving Bread, Sharing Love 奉獻麵包, 分享愛心
Giving Bread is founded in 2010 in Hong Kong, China by Celene P. Loo.
It was founded with the mission to bridge the gap between food wastage on one hand and hunger on the other. Everyday, massive amounts of food are discarded by restaurants, individual homes and hotels. Yet we are also seeing hunger in affluent cities like Hong Kong. Rising food prices and growing aging population further escalate problems of poverty. In fact, according to United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the gap between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong is the HIGHEST in the world. Over 10% of its population lives below poverty.
Giving Bread feels compassion for the neglected and poor especially the elderly.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in” – Matthew 25:35
Collection of Breads
We collect fresh and overnight breads from donors such as restaurants, hotels, bakeries and individuals and give them to the needy. The collected breads are repackaged into individual airtight plastic bags for easy and hygienic distribution. Each pack is also labeled with biblical notes with the hope to encourage the receiver with encouraging messages.
Where there is a shortfall in bread donation, we buy them from mum-n-pop bakeries or donor shops.
Distribution of Breads
Giving Bread relies on kind-hearted volunteers to help with the distribution of breads. We do door-to-door visits to:
- cage homes
- elderly housing estates
- elderly homes
- nursing centers for the Aged
- homeless shelters
- homes for the handicaps
We also give breads to the needy and elderly sitting in the public parks or sleeping under the bridges.
You can help by volunteering
- bread collection
- bread distribution
- bread packaging
You can help by donating
- bread or bread vouchers
- plastic packages
You can help by supporting us through prayers
- sourcing bread donors for us (restaurants, hotels, bakeries, supermarkets)
- sourcing places of needs for us so our bread giving can be optimized
- spreading the message of giving love and care
- not wasting food and being socially aware