Food Angel, an organization that provides food assistance for the needy, says one of its cash donation boxes, believed to contain about HK$5,000, has gone missing at a facility in Chai Wan.
A staffer discovered Monday morning that a box was missing from a group of donation collection boxes that had been chained to each other at a company property, Ming Pao Daily reported.
The theft happened at a kitchen that handles edible surplus food from the restaurant industry and prevents wastage. The food is recycled as hot meals and served to the underprivileged.
The money collected from donations is used for daily operation expenses of the organization.
As the collection boxes are opened only on a monthly basis, the exact amount inside the stolen box is just an estimate, according to the report.
To prevent thefts from happening again, Food Angel is planning to upgrade its security systems and also increase the counting frequency of the donation boxes.
Meanwhile, in another incident, a Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant in the city was also said to have suffered a burglary.
In that case, which happened at a Tim Ho Wan outlet in North Point, about HK$15,000 in cash is said to have been stolen, apart from a ring worth HK$8,000.
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