The Bun Run - Mei Foo
Join Green Hour in fighting food waste and hunger through our weekly Bun Run!
Time & Location
21 Dec 2023, 20:00 – 22:00
Jordan MTR Station, Jordan, Hong Kong
About the event
Green Hour has teamed up with restaurants & bakeries to help reduce food waste across the city. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join us every week for our 'Bun Run'.
Every week volunteers register to collect surplus food items from bakeries at closing time. The food items are 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.
WHY DO WE ORGANISE BUN RUNS?
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.
Surplus food collection isn't anything new, but when we work together in a group, it's a great way to meet new people and do something meaningful together. It's a fun team building activity as well, if there weren't already enough reasons to join!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Simply choose a date you can join and register your details. On the evening of the collection, our team leader, yourself and other volunteers will:
- contact the number provided to confirm that you will be coming to collect the surplus food
- arrive at the restaurant/bakery just before closing time (or the time confirmed between you and the restaurant/bakery)
- collect the surplus food and distribute it directly to those in need
The Bun Run will be CANCELLED if No.8 Storm Signal (or above), Red Rainstorm Warning Signal or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted or in force. Otherwise, it should still go ahead.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions/suggestions!