Green Hour has teamed up with bakeries to help reduce food waste across the city. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join us every week for our 'Bun Run'.
Throughout the week volunteers register to collect surplus bread from bakeries at closing time and bring them to our partner organisations. The bread is then distributed amongst those in need across the city, helping to fight food waste and have a positive impact on the community at the same time!
WHAT IS A 'BUN RUN'?
Green Hour, being an organisation that works to alleviate the ever growing amount of rubbish in our landfills, would be crazy to ignore the 3,600 tonnes of food waste entering landfills EVERY DAY in Hong Kong alone.
Primarily on weekday evenings groups of 'Bun Runners' combine fitness and food waste reduction by running together in groups, collecting surplus bread from bakeries at closing time and bring them to our partner organisations.
Once collected we will then head over to the drop-off point where food that has been collected is distributed to those in need in the community.
HOW DO I JOIN A BUN RUN?
A list of all locations, meeting points and times can be found here.
1 day before the event we will email your collection tickets. These act as your volunteer ID and will include the groups meeting point and some more information on the codes of conduct.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY DO YOU ORGANISE TEAM RUNS?
We organise group runs to maximise our ability to collect as much bread as possible.
Each day is different and bakeries that you can sign up to as an individual may have no bread, whereas a bakery 20 minutes away that is unclaimed could have 100 items.
As we do not know until just before closing time, it is best to meet as a group and delegate team members to optimise our potential bread haul!