Internationally, food banks and suspended meals are commonly used to address the problem of hunger. However, food banks often rely on people to collect the supplies themselves, which is not conducive to those who need immediate access to food or are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Based on our previous visit experiences, we decided to explore more diverse channels and take action. We began by looking for nearby shops and conducting a survey to ask if they offer free meals, to achieve our goal of caring for and assisting the disadvantaged.
Currently, many vulnerable groups in society are unable to access adequate food. The most practical and effective way to help them is by focusing on their three meals a day, and free meals are the topic we want to explore. Can they really help those in need?
To align with the international community, New Taipei City held a Global Citizen Empowerment Program, mainly composed of students from more than ten schools discussing their ideas and achievements on sustainable development issues. That being the case, we chose the topic of SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger). We chose to visit the food bank at Nanjichang, where we learned that the food bank uses ingredients that can be cooked twice to make bento boxes, which are then provided to people in need in the area.