An NGO founded by the wife of former chief executive Leung Chun-ying has been sued for outstanding payments totalling around HK$370,000.

Food for Good, founded by former solicitor Regina Leung, was accused by design company I Architects Limited for not settling fees for services incurred last year, according to an InMedia report on Monday.

Regina Leung. Photo: Wikicommons.

The organisation – which aims to reduce food waste and promote sustainability – reportedly hired I Architects Limited for work including installation and renovation projects at its Cheung Sha Wan store room and kitchen.

The design company was seeking compensation through three cases, one for each of the projects it said it was owed money for. The first involved air conditioner installation, the second renovation work, and the third CCTV camera set-up.

Food for Good was accused of owing HK$211,890 and HK$93,450 for the first and second projects respectively. However, as the monetary claims filed through the Small Claims Tribunal cannot exceed HK$75,000 per case, the company has dropped its sought amount to that upper limit.

For the third project, the NGO is said to owe HK$67,200, making the total sought compensation around HK$217,200.

An event organised by NGO Food for Good. Photo: Food for Good, via Facebook.

Established in 2012, Food for Good aims to promote more environmentally-friendly eating habits by reducing food waste. The NGO has set up community kitchens to redistribute surplus food and also promotes the recycling of lunch box leftovers, according to its website.

Separately, Leung was sued by financial company American Express last week for a credit card debt of over HK$93,000. Leung told media she had already paid the fees and did not understand why the company had filed a writ.

I Architects Limited is a design firm headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Shenzhen. It has worked on multiple shopping mall projects in mainland China, its website shows.

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