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Mr Chan Cheuk-ming, or “Sham Shui Po Ming Gor,” became a household name for his initiative to distribute meals to the poor and homeless in Sham Shui Po. Since 2008, as restaurant owner and chef, he has been collaborating with the Society for Community Organization selling meal vouchers at an affordable price to locals. Today, with the help of many volunteers, he gives out free meals to the homeless, the elderly, and refugees, at a rate of around 400 meal boxes a day, 4 days a week. His beneficiaries come from a number of communities and gradually news of his benevolence spread. In 2016 he set up a social enterprise called “Bei Ho Together” to organise the food giveaways. With the sponsorship, he collaborated with the charity group “Equal Share Action,” giving out meal boxes at his Sham Shui Po eatery. Mr Chan was dubbed the “Good Samaritan of Sham Shui Po” because of his selfless benevolence.
Mr Chan Cheuk-ming 陳灼明先生