Cooperative Project - Food Angel

Veggie and Grandma

Food Angel rescues edible surplus food from different sectors of the food industry
that would otherwise be disposed of as waste. Following strict safety protocols, the
rescued food items will then be prepare as nutritious hot meals and be redistributed to serve the underprivileged communities in Hong Kong.

The aim of this project is to recruit more volunteers to Food Angel, through a promotional video. Digital Media students made this two-minute animation, which demonstrates the volunteer duties in Food Angel, as well as a glimpse of some difficulties of underprivileged people.

This animation started with a poor elderly woman meeting a crying vegetable,
Veggie. They were both facing their own problems but that could be fixed if they
help each other. By understanding this situation, the Food Angel icon, “Rice Boy”
showed up. He offers a solution and leads them to a happy conclusion.

Watch the full video here

Participating students include —

Digital Media Year 2 students

CHAN Lok Yiu, LIU Tin Wing, MOK Ka Wing, TAI Lee Yee and YEUNG Yi Ching

Project Tutors —

Step CHEUNG and Calvin CHAN
School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Work-integrated Education in PolyU brings students together with real-world clients both inside and outside the classroom. Students’ fresh ideas, energy and passion lead to exciting opportunities for clients and collaborators. 
The Cooperative Project is undertaken as a compulsory subject in the first semester of students’ final year of study. Collaborators ranging from commercial enterprises to government departments and non-profit organisations work together with tutors to come up with design briefs that meet the needs of their target audiences.