Remember Brother Ming?
Chan Cheuk-ming, who became famous for serving free meals to the needy from his small Sham Shuio Po restaurant, is expanding his charitable activities.
He has recently set up the Pei Ho (Ming Gor) Charity Fund, hoping to use a pop-up store to sell 40,000 meal tickets for charity, news website hk01.com reports.
Chan hopes to launch the service in mid-November in Lan Kwai Fong.
Chan made headlines earlier this year when strangers pitched in to keep him in business after he was forced to vacate his premises due to high rent.
He collected HK$400,000 (US$51,580) in donations which allowed him to reopen at a nearby shop offered to him at a big discount by its owner.
He continues to distribute free meals from the restaurant to the underprivileged.
Now he wants to give something more to the community by expanding his charity work.
Businessman Allan Zeman, the “father” of Lan Kwai Fong, is helping Chan achieve his plans.
From Nov. 17 to mid-December, Chan’s pop-up store in Lan Kwai Fong will sell nine types of charity meal boxes.
The boxes feature calligraphy by renowned food critic Chua Lam.
The meals include beef noodles, pickled pork rice and vegetarian dishes such as stir-fried vegetables.
Each box will be priced at HK$32. After deducting HK$20 for costs, all proceeds will go to Ming’s charity fund.
Chan is also selling HK$24 charity meal tickets. He said people can pay with cash or credit card.
Chan has been selling meal vouchers since 2008 when he began giving away free meals to those in need, Sky Post reports.
He is targeting HK$960,000 from the fundraising which he said would be enough to operate his free meals for a year.
‘Brother Ming’ to reopen his restaurant after donations (Jun. 1, 2016)
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