PARKnSHOP has already delivered the Cash Food Coupons to 27 NGO Partners today and all food coupons valued at over HK$40.9 million will be distributed to 204,500 beneficiaries starting from later this week till end-October, in a bid to help the underprivileged including the low-income families, elderly and disabled persons. The food coupon programme has been accepted by the Government as the rebate measure for the underprivileged in the second tranche of the Employee Supporting Scheme.
The NGO partners expect to contact their active and eligible service users and distribute the coupons to them, and there is no need to register or line up for the programme. NGO partners evaluate and select beneficiaries based on the criteria of : families receiving School Textbook Assistance/Student Travel Subsidy, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, recipients of Disability Allowance and Old Age Living Allowance. Each food coupon is valued at $200, and consists of 10 vouchers of $20 each. The beneficiaries can use more than one voucher in a single purchase to redeem daily necessities and food at PARKnSHOP stores.
PARKnSHOP expresses its sincere appreciation to the 27 NGO partners and their extensive network, which offer support to evaluate the grassroot citizens who are most in need, and help us to distribute the coupons to the beneficiaries. They include Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association, Food Angel, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service, Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service of Hong Kong, Hans Andersen Club, Hong Kong Children & Youth Services, Hong Kong Christian Service, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth, Hong Kong PHAB Association, HK Single Parent Association, InspiringHK Sports Foundation, St. James’ Settlement, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation, Hong Chi Association, Dialogue in The Dark Foundation, Helping Hand, The Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Yan Oi Tong, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, Pok Oi Hospital, Rehabilitation Alliance Hong Kong, Po Leung Kuk and The Salvation Army.