Drive and deliver recovered bread to recipients
Breadline's volunteers recover surplus bread from bakeries all over Hong Kong every Monday and Friday evening and donate it to the needy.
We have a grant-winning web platform that allows our volunteer to "work smartly" and recover almost all available bread for donation every single evening we operate (our present hit rate is over 90%). We have a loyal Support Team who assists our volunteers on the road and can provide training and supervision for newcomers.
Breadline is expanding fast: this project started as a one-person activity and it has now involved over 2,000 volunteers and hundreds of bakeries in Hong Kong. With your help we can reach even more bakeries and ensure that no bread goes wasted!
31 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023
You’ll be working with other awesome volunteers.
1 hour per week
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. We work with major partner NGOs and bakery chains in Hong Kong and we have recovered over 200,000 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.
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