Bread Runner

Help us save bread from going to waste!

Bread Runner
Environment
Food Waste

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Project Details

What we need
  • Book Runs on Breadline.hk
  • Head to bakeries across Hong Kong, outreach to bakeries to recover surplus bread
  • Looking for volunteers who are flexible, reliant and can make decisions independently
  • One-timers or regular volunteers are all welcome: we operate on Mondays' and Fridays' evenings (6pm-9:30pm)
  • We hope regular volunteers will want to get more involved and help our core team to make a stronger organization
Background

Everyday in Hong Kong, over 3,250 tonnes of food waste are dumped into landfills, while one in five people live in poverty and struggle to eat.Breadline is Hong Kong’s first public digital platform for food rescue. Volunteers connect with bakeries on Breadline.hk to rescue leftover bread using real-time updates to make every run count.Together, we save resources from being wasted and we support the homeless; low-income families; refugees and their children and the elderly poor, by delivering bread the same night to our grassroots partners.Our Bread Run events are on every Monday and Friday (Public Holidays included), between 6pm and 9.30pm

What we have

We have a world-class website that allows volunteers to make decisions in real-time and reach maximum efficiency: you won't be wasting time going to shops that have no bread and you will be able to choose the ones with larger haul to pick! We have a core support team who will liaise with you via mobile during each Bread Run and give you advice or assist you at any time. Our drivers and Drop Point Managers will be welcoming you at our Drop Points

Why this is important

Breadline has grown from a small, four-friends activity to a large city-wide endeavour involving 120 bakeries, thousands of volunteers, three cars, 5 bakery chains and 4 NGOs. We need your help to ensure no bread is ever going wasted!Our present recovery rate is over 95% but with your help we'd like to get to 100%!!

Project Period

06 Mar 2023 - 03 Apr 2023

Location

All across Hong Kong

Requirements

Time

2 hours in total

Skills
  • Event Support
  • Community Outreach
Experience Level
  • Open to all
  • Students
  • Some experience
  • Extensive experience
Language
  • English

About the Organization

Breadline (HK FoodWorks)

https://breadline.hk

Causes

Environment
Food Waste
What we do

Breadline is a web application that connects volunteers to bakeries to collect bread surpluses just-in-time for those who need it. We are Hong Kong's first public digital platform for food rescue. Breadline is an initiative by HKFoodWorks, a HK registered charity. We work with major partner NGOs and bakery chains in Hong Kong and we have recovered over 300,000 pieces of bread since we started 3 years ago. Breadline is data-driven and based on Dr. Daisy Tam's ongoing research on food security. It has received multiple local and international grants, including the prestigious Fullbright award and it was partially developed at MIT's Urban Risk Lab. Every day, 3600 tonnes of food waste are sent to landfills in Hong Kong, while one in five people live in poverty and struggle to afford nutritious meals. Breadline's mission is to put a stop to this.

Bread Runner

2 hours in total, 29 days

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