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- Short-term Food Assistance Service Teams

 
 

Short-term Food Assistance Service Teams

 

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Service Description
 
Since 2009, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) has commissioned non-governmental organisations to operate Short-term Food Assistance Service (STFAS) covering the whole territory to help individuals and families who have difficulties in coping with their daily food expenditure.  SWD has regularised STFAS through the provision of Lump Sum Grant Subvention in August 2021.

 
Target Groups
 
Individuals or families who have proven difficulties coping with daily food expenditure, including the unemployed, low-income earners, new arrivals, street sleepers, as well as individuals or families encountering sudden change and facing immediate financial hardship, etc.

 
Application Procedures and Eligibility Criteria

Applicants may contact the Short-term Food Assistance Service Team according to their place of residence and provide information such as their HKID card and proof of residential address etc. for eligibility assessment. 

The monthly income and asset limits for the Short-term Food Assistance Service can be downloaded here.

 
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Fees and Charges

Free of charge



 
Contact Means of the Short-term Food Assistance Service Teams

Can be downloaded here

 
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Can be downloaded here
Service Pamphlets
 
Traditional Chinese and English version  Acrobat Document
     
Simplified Chinese and English version  Acrobat Document
     
Hindi and English version  Acrobat Document
     
Indonesian and English version  Acrobat Document
     
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Tagalog and English version  Acrobat Document
     
Thai and English version  Acrobat Document
     
Urdu and English version  Acrobat Document
     
Vietnamese and English version  Acrobat Document