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Twenty-seven. How do you quantify hunger in Hong Kong? How can you possibly visualize what it really means to throw those four pieces of broccoli into the garbage? Here at the Academy, we are faced with a challenge, and it is defined by “twenty-seven”: metric tons of waste that we save from filling landfills/food scraped into the cafeteria garbage bins each year, 27,000 kilos of food gone to waste rather than to the city’s poor. Food waste is a reality of life, but not one we can just idly accept. Here at the Academy, we seek to rectify our waste this April in our first ever global citizenship initiative benefitting Feeding Hong Kong (the largest food bank in Hong Kong); hence, a 27,000-kilo food drive to bring awareness to the ISF community about the food we waste.

By Thursday, April 13, Professor Sir Charles Kao Square should have been stacked full with 54 pallets of rice, oil, and other products to feed the city’s hungry. This is a lofty goal, and we need everyone's help! In order to reach our target we need each and every student at The ISF Academy to bring in 20 kilograms of non-perishable food starting from Monday, March 27, for donation to Feeding Hong Kong. Please refer to the following table for details.

What to bring What not to bring
  • oats
  • spaghetti
  • canned food (meat, fish, fruits, vegetables)
  • cooking oil
  • rice
  • noodles
  • items within 3 months of their expiry date
  • rusty or unlabelled cans
  • perishable items
  • open or used items

We need you to tell your friends, your colleagues, and your families. Making up for a whole year of food waste is a big task, but we can do it! At the end of the project, Professor Sir Charles Kao Square will not only be a living testament to the power of community, but also to what those 90 grams of daily uneaten rice truly look like. As a result, not only will more Hong Kongers be adequately fed, but in the long-term, our student body will be far more conscious of what it means to not eat their vegetables. The ISF Academy thanks you for your support and is excited to move forward with this ambitious endeavor.

Please visit: Shuyuan Science Food Drive

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Anthony Zunino at 9149 7140 or shuyuanscience@isf.edu.hk

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