Daily Meal Network


Service Description


We operated The Daily Meal Network Short-Term Food Assistance programme, subvented by SWD, from 2009 to 2018 in Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin, Tseung Kwan O, and Sai Kung. Starting in August 2018, the government expanded the short-term food assistance service programme to 8 areas and separated the existing service area of Kwun Tong from Wong Tai Sin/Sai Kung. At this point, Wong Tai Sin, Tseung Kwan O, and Sai Kung areas are serviced by The ABM HK Swatow Baptist Church Community Service Association, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Limited, and Sai Kung District Community Centre, while Kwun Tong area is serviced by Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service and Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Limited.

 

Objective

Provide short-term food assistance to disadvantaged individuals and families in order to alleviate the temporary difficulties they face in meeting living expenses.
 

Target Groups

  • Low-income individuals and families
  • Unemployed, new immigrants, and the homeless
  • Individuals or families encountering sudden change and facing immediate financial hardship (such as illness and injuries, domestic violence, death of breadwinner, etc.)

 


[Download Daily Meal Network Short-term Food Assistance programme pamphlet (Tseung Kwan O/Wong Tai Sin areas)]

[Download Daily Meal Network Short-term Food Assistance programme pamphlet (Kwun Tong area)]

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must have reasonable and obvious needs, and that short-term assistance on food can alleviate their plight and provide them adequate relief and assistance.
  • The applicant must reside in Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin, Sai Kung, or Tseung Kwan O.
  • Maximum monthly income and asset limits:

 

Household Size

Upper Limit on Monthly

   Effective

Limit

Take-Home Income

   Income Level

   (See Note 1)

on Assets
(See Note 2)

1 or individual-based application

$11,000 

   $11,578 

$99,000 

2

$18,700 

   $19,684 

$132,000 

3

$22,360 

   $23,536 

$198,000 

4

$26,100 

   $27,473 

$264,000 

5

$26,880 

   $28,294 

$264,000 

6 or above

$29,400 

   $30,947 

$264,000 

 


Note 1: "Upper Limit on Monthly Take-Home Income" does not include the employee's contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme (i.e. 5% of employee's salary). "Effective Income Level" refers to the income figure before MPF deduction.  

Note 2: The limit on assets is increased by $35,000 for each applicant or household member aged 60 or above.

 

How to Apply

  • Make an appointment with a Daily Meal Network consortium agency near the applicant's residence or by a partner organization’s referral.
  • Fill out an application form and bring the following for assessment: 

        1.The applicant's HKID card and those of his/her household members at the same residence. 

        2.Proof of residential address like rental agreement or utilities bills 

        3.Proof of income and assets of the applicant and his/her household members at the same

           residence.

  • If the applicant cannot submit the necessary documents, the application may be delayed or ultimately denied.
  • Daily Meal Network reserves the right of final decision to approve or deny any application.

 

Service Details

  • Daily Meal Network will provide assistance for a duration according to an applicant's situation and needs. The longest is 8 weeks.
  • Mainly dry food items are distributed - such as rice, noodles, can goods, oatmeal, and eggs. In some cases, baby formula, meal or food coupons may be distributed to those who have the need.
  • We request that recipients of this service will pick up the food items once a week according to the agreed upon time and location. Different arrangements will be made in advance when the collection day falls on a public holiday.
  • All food items are sponsored by the government or donated by donors. If the recipient no longer needs the service, please notify the distribution agency so that the food can benefit others who have the need.


Withdrawal or Termination

  • The recipient can notify us at any time to terminate.
  • The recipient can withdraw when the recipient's situation has improved and no longer meets the criteria or no longer needs the service, or,
  • When the recipient will be away from Hong Kong for more than 7 days, or,
  • Other valid reasons.

Daily Meal Network (Wong Tai Sin/Sai Kung)

◎Wong Tai Sin Area

Area & Organisation

Phone

Address and Service Boundary

The ABM HK Swatow Baptist Church Community Service Association

Fung Tak Baptist Youth Integrated Services

23220993

2/F, Fung Tak Estate Community Centre, Diamond Hill, Kowloon (Diamond Hill MTR Station, Exit A1)

Service boundary: Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Tze Wan Shan, Ngau Chi Wan, Choi Hung, Choi Wan, Chuk Yuen

 

The ABM HK Swatow Baptist Church Community Service Association

Sun Ariseth Centre

23220993

Rm 705, 7/F & 6A, Stelux House, 698 Prince Edward Road East, San Po Kong, Kowloon (Diamond Hill MTR Station, Exit A2)

Service boundary: San Po Kong, Tung Tau Estate, Lok Fu


◎Tseung Kwan O Area

Area & Organisation

Phone

Address and Service Boundary

C & M A Bradbury King Lam

Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

27035188

G/F, King Lam Neighbourhood Community Centre, King Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O, N.T. (Po Lam MTR Station, Exit B3)

Service boundary: North Tseung Kwan O/South Tseung Kwan O

 

Evangelical Free Church of China

Abundant Grace Church Family Activity Centre*

(Service Assessment Centre)

27023116

Adjacent to Tak Hong House, Hau Tak Estate, Tseung Kwan O,

N.T. (Hang Hau MTR Station)

Service boundary: Hau Tak Estate, Ming Tak Estate, Hang Hau

 

The ABM HK Swatow Baptist Church Community Service Association

Sun Ariseth Centre*

(Service Assessment Centre)

23925998

Shop B166, 1/F Well On Shopping Arcade, 9 Yuk Nga Lane, Well On Garden, Tseung Kwan O, N. T. (Po Lam MTR Station, Exit C)

Service boundary: Po Lam

*For assessment only. Please go to Bradbury King Lam Neighbourhood Elderly Centre to pick up food items.

 

◎Sai Kung Area

Area & Organization

Phone

Address and Service Boundary

Sai Kung District Community Centre

Jockey Club Integrated Services Centre

27921762

8 Mei Yuen Street, Sai Kung, N. T.

Service boundary: Sai Kung, Clear Water Bay, rural areas

 

Daily Meal Network (Kwun Tong)

◎Kwun Tong area

Area & Organization

Phone

Address and Service Boundary

Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service

Agape Community Care Centre

27276036

G/F, 1-10 Tsui Yung House, Tsui Ping Estate, KwunTong

(MTR Kwun Tong Station Exit D1)

Service Boundary: Wan Hon, Tsui Ping, Sau Mau Ping, Po Tat, On Tat, Shun On, Shun Lee, Shun Tin, Shun Chi Court, Kwun Tong Industrial Area.

 

Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service

Ngau Tau Kok Youth Integrated Service Centre

23422245 

189, Ngau Tau Kok Road, The Central Plaza, Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate, Kwun Tong (MTR Kowloon Bay Station Exit A)

Service boundary: Richland Gardens, Kai Yip, Tak Fok Garden, Amoy Gardens, Tak Bo Garden, Choi Ha Road, Ping Shek, Jordan Valley, Ngau Tau Kok.

 

Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service

Lam Tin Neighbourhood Elderly Concern Centre

23466775

Unit 5, G/F, Ping Yan Hourse, Ping Tin Estate, Lam Tin (MTR Lam Tin Station Exit A1)

Service boundary: Kai Tin, Ping Tin, On Tin, Tak Tin, Kong Tin, Hing Tin, Sceneway Garden, Kai Tin Tower, Lee On Court, Hong Nga Court, Hong Wah Court, Hong Yat Court.

 

Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service

Grassroots Family Support Station

(Service Assessment Centre)

23422244

Ground Floor, Pak Ling Lau, 251 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kwun Tong.

(MTR Ngau Tau Kok Station Exit B2)

Service boundary: Lok Wah, Garden Estate, Ting On Street, Yee On Street.

 

Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service 

Elderly Concern Centre (Food Pick-up Centre)

23422452

G003, G/F, Lotus Tower 1, Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kwun Tong( MTR Ngau Tau Kok Station Exit B2)

Service boundary: Lok Wah, Garden Estate, Ting On Street, Yee On Street.

 

Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Ltd.

Yau Lai Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

35260460

G/F, Tsui Lai House, Yau Lai Estate, Yau Tong (MRT Yau Tong Station Exit B2)

Service boundary:Yau Lai、Yau Tong、Lei Yue Mun、Sam Ka Tsuen、Laguna City、Cha Kwo Ling


Project Web Site:dmn.cmasshk.org