May 06, 2021
Lee Kum Kee Hope as Chef Charitable Foundation Sponsors “NEIGHBOURHOOD First” Programme
Over 300 volunteers learn cooking skills from seasoned chefs with the use of Lee Kum Kee sauces and condiments.
Lee Kum Kee has supported for the second year two initiatives of the “NEIGHBOURHOOD First” programme organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG). This year, the Lee Kum Kee Hope as Chef Charitable Foundation supported the programme and donated a variety of sauces and condiments. The “NEIGHBOURHOOD First ꞏ uKitchen” initiative, running from October 2020 to April 2021, has enabled more than 300 young Neighbourhood First volunteers to learn cooking from seasoned chefs with the use of Lee Kum Kee sauces and condiments. They subsequently collected fresh surplus food from wet markets and the neighbourhood to cook for the underprivileged and elderly. The volunteers had the opportunity to practise their cooking skills, use community resources to the full and extend care to those in need in the community.
The Lee Kum Kee Hope as Chef Charitable Foundation has also extended help to the “NEIGHBOURHOOD First ꞏ Reunion Lunch” initiative. In January, Neighbourhood First young volunteers visited over 1,000 underprivileged families and the elderly across Hong Kong and presented to them a goody bag which contained Lee Kum Kee premium oyster sauce among the gifts.
Mr. Dodie Hung, Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs, Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, said, “The Lee Kum Kee Hope as Chef Charitable Foundation aspires to further Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group’s mission of ‘Promoting Chinese Culinary Culture Worldwide’ by nurturing culinary talent. We were pleased to support the “NEIGHBOURHOOD First” programme again, which allows young people to learn cooking skills from seasoned chefs, form a closer bond with their neighbours through food. They also have the opportunity to contribute to society by serving as volunteers to care for the people in need in the community.”
At the “NEIGHBOURHOOD First Reunion Lunch”, Neighborhood First volunteers visit over 1,000 underprivileged families across the city.