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21 May 2020

Café de Coral Group Launches ‘‘Cheer YOU up’’ Community Support Programme
– Provides short-term food assistance to serve the community –

Café de Coral Holdings Limited (SEHK: 0341) announced the launch of its “Cheer YOU up” Community Support Programme, donating a total of 100,000 hot meals and HK$300,000 worth of restaurant cash coupons to provide food assistance to more than 5,000 needy affected by the epidemic for a period of up to ten weeks. The Group has also donated 40,000 surgical masks to about 4,000 street cleaners in Hong Kong. The goods have been distributed to all districts through more than 40 organisations including The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, FOOD-CO of St. James' Settlement, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association and others, are expected to benefit more than 9,000 people.

The economic impact of the epidemic has not only affected the livelihoods of needy individuals, but has also increased their expenses as they must purchase epidemic prevention supplies. In light of this situation, the Group has launched the ‘‘Cheer YOU up’’ Community Support Programme – making use of its catering expertise and resources to provide various forms of short-term food assistance to the needy, thereby reducing their economic burden and creating positive goodwill in the community. The first stage of the programme began in March with the Group’s donation of HK$300,000 worth of Café de Coral Fast Food and Super Super Congee & Noodles cash coupons to 2,000 eligible people through a partnership with The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association, Peace of Mind (Elderly Service) Limited, Ripples Charity Foundation Limited and Ss. Peter and Paul Church.

As part of the second stage launched in early May, the Group made use of the production line of its school catering brand, Luncheon Star, to produce 100,000 lunch boxes for more than 3,600 elderly, disabled and poor people – aiming to ensure supply of hot food for up to ten weeks through The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council and FOOD-CO of St. James' Settlement. A volunteer team consisting of Group employees also assisted in distributing lunch boxes to show support to the community. In addition, the Group donated 40,000 surgical masks to 4,000 street cleaners at 140 public refuse collection points to express gratitude for their contributions. The surgical masks were delivered with the assistance and coordination of The Love Your Neighbour Fund and Righteous Rider. Super Super Congee & Noodles also donated 1,000 sets of epidemic prevention supplies and restaurant cash coupons to the needy through Hong Chi District Support Centre - N.T. (North District).

Peter Lo, Chief Executive Officer of Café de Coral Group, said, “Café de Coral has grown together with the people of Hong Kong for more than 50 years. In facing this epidemic, we aim to live up to two responsibilities: operating our business to the best of our ability by providing catering services for the people of Hong Kong, while simultaneously leveraging our unique expertise and resources to provide direct food assistance to the community. In doing so, we hope to provide a helping hand to the most vulnerable members of our society during these challenging times.”

Fung Sau Man, Executive Director of The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, said, ‘‘In the past few months, we have received more and more cases from different backgrounds seeking help. Some families have suffered financial difficulties because of income reduction or even unemployment. Door-to-door food delivery services for the elderly living alone were suspended due to the epidemic; and some elderly dared not to go out for groceries or chose to eat less due to the shortage of epidemic prevention supplies. The food aid provided by Café de Coral Group has given timely and concrete support to reduce their burdens.”

Josephine Lee, Chief Executive Officer of St. James' Settlement, said, ‘‘Although our food aid collaboration platform FOOD-CO continues to receive food donations, these are mainly dry food and canned food. The donation of hot meals from Café de Coral Group fills the gap to provide healthy and caring support to the needy – especially those who lack cooking equipment at home.”

Yvonne Yeung, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association, expressed, ‘‘We distributed the cash coupons donated by Café de Coral Group together with other epidemic prevention supplies to the needy. Faced with this current epidemic, food coupons are an invaluable pillar of support for those facing economic challenge. I hope all sectors of society will continue to lend a hand to overcome these difficulties together."

Picture 1. Café de Coral Holdings launched “Cheer YOU up” Community Support Programme to provide short-term food assistance to the needy.

Picture 2. The needy received Café de Coral fast food and Super Super Congee & Noodles cash coupons, which can be exchanged for meals to reduce their financial burden.

Picture 3. Staff from Luncheon Star work together to make hot meals for the needy.

Picture 4. The Group’s volunteer team helped distribute lunchboxes to the needy, bringing cheer to the community.

 

Picture 5 and Picture 6. The Group’ s volunteer team visited and delivered hot meals to the elderly living alone.

Picture 7. Volunteers from Righteous Rider sent surgical masks to street cleaners working at public refuse collection points.

Organisations that received cash coupons

The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council:
1. Martha Baker Social Centre for the Elderly
2. Cha Kwo Ling Centre
3. Wongtaisin District Integrated Home Care Services Centre
4. Shamshuipo District Elderly Community Centre(with Support Team for the Elderly, Career Support Service and Health Care Square)
5. Shamshuipo District Elderly Community Centre Integrated Home Care Services
6. Tuen Mun District Integrated Services Centre for the Elderly
7. Fu Tai Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
8. Tuen Mun District Integrated Home Care Services Centre
9. Tin Shui Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
10. Yuen Long District Integrated Home Care Services Centre
11. Ma On Shan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
12. Lei Tung Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
13. Nga Yin Association Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
14. Tung Chung Integrated Services Centre

Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association:
1. Kowloon City Integrated Home Care Services Team
2. Cheung Ching Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

Others:
1. Peace of Mind (Elderly Service) Limited
2. Ripples Charity Foundation Limited
3. Ss. Peter and Paul Church

Organisations that received hot meals

The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council:
1. Jockey Club Tai Po North Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre
2. Wellness Manor
3. Fairyland
4. Tung Chung Integrated Services Centre
5. Together Home Care Service for Persons with Severe Disabilities
6. Tai Hing Hostel
7. Tuen Mun District Integrated Services Centre for the Elderly
8. NT West Community Rehabilitation Day Centre
9. Healthy Manor
10. Pleasant & Leisure Manors
11. Sunny Manor
12. Tuen Mun District Integrated Home Care Services Centre (Tin King Centre)
13. Tuen Mun District Integrated Home Care Services Centre (Yau Oi Centre)
14. Yuen Long District Integrated Home Care Services Centre
15. Wong Tai Sin Wellness Support Centre
16. Wongtaisin Day Activity Centre
17. Wongtaisin District Integrated Home Care Services Centre
18. Jockey Club Lok Fu Hostel
19. Kowloon Central Cluster Integrated Discharge Support Programme for Elderly Patients - NAAC Home Support Team
20. Martha Baker Social Centre for the Elderly
21. Sau Mau Ping Social Centre for the Elderly
22. Pak Tin Community Service Team II
23. Shamshuipo District Elderly Community Centre
24. Shamshuipo Family Support Networking Team
25. High Street House (Singleton Hostel)

FOOD-CO of St. James' Settlement:
1. Key Link Family Centre
2. Hong Kong Women Development Association Limited (Choi Wu Services Centre)
3. The Association of Evangelical Free Churches of Hong Kong – Evangelical Free Church of China Hong Fook Church
4. Hong Kong Women Development Association Limited (Fanling)
5. Community Services - The Prospect Association
6. Pentecostal Holiness Church Shau Ki Wan Assembly Limited - Gilead Social Service Centre
7. Kowloon Women’s Organisations Federation Lau Shun Man Fu Cheong Mutual Help Child Care Centre Cum Women Services Centre
8. Kowloon Women’s Organisations Federation Wai Yin Association Women Integrated Service Centre
9. United Social Service Centre

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