Friday Night Bread Run!

Wow – I am BLOWN AWAY by the incredible generosity of my rapidly expanding team of volunteers @HomeKongKitchen following the SCMP‘s article in last week’s Post Magazine! Hongkongers are THE BEST when it comes to showing solidarity and mobilizing support to help the most vulnerable! 

This week Home Kong Kitchen bakers Vivian Baram and Khim Cheung baked 100 delicious muffins for the elderly and homeless, which Chrizaline Abert and I then raced across town to deliver (still warm from the oven) to a queue of grateful recipients on the street in Kwun Tong. HUGE thanks to Breadline for arranging this opportunity for us!

Neetu and her friends bought a bakery’s worth of loaves and donated them to the African Migrant Centre in Jordan. Our original Baker’s Dirty Half Dozen of Sai Kungers – Ying, Moira, Michelle, Raquel, Mercy, Chriz, Emma and Amy – performed their usual magic (this lot have been baking bread with me religiously since June!) Joana and Alana baked a crazy amount of incredible bagels, banana breads, ginger breads and apple breads (thanks to them, I’m starting to develop biceps!) We also had donations from the wonderful Peter in Disco Bay and Flora in Sha Tin! Thanks to Alana, we have a new bakery drop off in Kowloon Bay, too – enabling us to bake and collect even more bread in future!

We also received amazing artwork by Mental Ideas & Bipolar Hong Kong artists for our recycled breadboxes! However much we do, it is never enough. The more we see, the more we learn – and the more we want to help. As well as home bakers, bread donators and artists, we would love to hear from volunteer drivers willing to help us deliver our baked goods to food banks, refuges, shelters and the streets. As more Homekongers rally to our cause, we are collecting and delivering bread most days!

Thank you all for your kindness and support! 🙏 🇭🇰