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- Short-term Food Assistance Service Team

 
 

Short-term Food Assistance Service Team

 

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. 

To help individuals and families temporarily affected by the epidemic, SWD has relaxed the asset limits of the STFAS from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022 on a time-limited basis by pitching the asset limits to those of the Working Family Allowance.  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

 
  Acrobat Document  


Can be downloaded here