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Blue Sky Short-term Food Assistance Service Project


Service Introduction:

"Blue Sky Short-term Food Assistance Service Project" is funded by the Social Welfare Department with the aims to help and solve temporary hardship arising from cost of living, for those individuals and families who have proven difficulties in coping with daily expenditure.

New round of Food Assistance Service Project:
The short-term food assistance service contract for the Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai Areas for the year of 2014-18 will be completed on July 31, 2018. The new round of service will commence on August 1, 2018. Continue to be operated by Po Leung Kuk Blue Sky Short-term Food Assistance Service Project.


Service Boundary:

Yuen Long


Service Content:
- Provide not more than 8 weeks of short-term food assistance to disadvantaged individuals or families who have proven difficulties so as to solve their temporary financial hardship.
- The food distributed mainly includes dry rations, e.g. rice, noodles, supermarket food coupon and hot meal coupon etc. There are special menus to meet the special needs of different service users, including infant, persons of chronically ill, elderlies and ethnic minorities etc.
- Food collection will be on weekly basis at appointed time and location.

Service Target:

(1)Primarily for Hong Kong residents

(2)Individuals and families who have proven difficulties in coping with daily food expenditure, or 

(3)Individuals or families encountering sudden changes and facing immediate financial hardship

E.g. Unemployed, low-income groups, new arrivals, street sleepers

(4)For those has special need of Recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance can be referred by Social Security Field Units.


Application:

- Call enquiry hotline for the information of "Blue Sky Short-term Food Assistance Service Project".
- Eligible applicants can approach partner organizations of “Blue Sky Short-term Food Assistance Service Project” near their residential areas for referral services.
- Applicants are required to fill in the application forms and bring:
- Identity documents of applicant and those family members who live in the same household, documents of residential proof, income proof, and asset proof for assessment purpose. Student card, medical proof, proof of job-seeking, proof of sudden family expenses (if applicable).
- Applicants who fail to hand in necessary documents may cause delay or may be turned down for their applications.
- "Blue Sky Short-term Food Assistance Service Project" reserves the right to make final decision on approval of all applications.

Download Forms:
- Application form for Food Assistance Service
Case Referral Form and Notes for Referring agency

Opening Hours:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:30~13:00
14:00~18:00
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*The Centre will be closed on Monday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
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