Prudential partners with Food Angel to present Canstruction® for local communities

20/11/2017

Prudential Hong Kong Limited (“Prudential”) is proud to be the lead supporter of Canstruction®, organised by Food Angel to collect food and raise funds for communities in need.

Canstruction® is an international community programme that combines creativity, team spirit and philanthropy. Participating corporate teams design and create structures using canned food to raise public awareness of poverty issues. As one of the participating teams, Near 70 Prudential volunteers have built a giant arts piece called the “Golden Abacus”, under the exhibition theme of “Hong Kong Treasure” this year.

In this year’s designs, more than 63,800 cans were used to build the structures for exhibition at Hysan Place and Lee Theatre Plaza. After the public display, all canned food will be donated to Food Angel for preparation of hot meals for the underprivileged.

Mr. Derek Yung, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential said: “We are delighted to work with Food Angel for three consecutive years to support those in need of food assistance. Through our involvement in Canstruction®, Prudential has demonstrated how the business community can contribute to the society in an innovative and meaningful way.

In addition, Prudential provides year-round support to Canstruction® and Food Angel. For example, Prudential volunteers help to prepare hot meals and host festive celebrations at the Food Angel Community Centre for the elderly.

(From left) Mr Anthony Leung, Chairman of Food Angel, Artist Jessica Hsuan, Mr Derek Yung, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Hong Kong Ltd, and Irene Lee, Chairman of Hysan Development Co Ltd officiated the kick-off ceremony.

(From left) Mr Anthony Leung, Chairman of Food Angel, Artist Jessica Hsuan, Mr Derek Yung, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Hong Kong Ltd, and Irene Lee, Chairman of Hysan Development Co Ltd officiated the kick-off ceremony.

Near 70 Prudential volunteers spent 13 hours to complete a giant structure “Golden Abacus”, which was displayed in Causeway Bay for public exhibition.

Near 70 Prudential volunteers spent 13 hours to complete a giant structure “Golden Abacus”, which was displayed in Causeway Bay for public exhibition.