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Covid and poverty: Hong Kong’s downtrodden survive on food court leftovers, seek out free meals from charities as pandemic takes its toll

Cindy Chan, in her forties and donning a tattered and stained face mask, desperately sweeps items such as biscuits and canned food into her bag from a “Gift and Take” fridge at a food court in Dragon Centre shopping centre in Sham Shui Po. The fridge offers donated dried food to the needy, and a scrawny Chan is among those who have quickly emptied it. The food court is one of her haunts where she scrapes morsels together to feed herself. On some occasions, she would target leftovers from…

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