Gingko House is a catering service enterprise with organic ingredients and social objectives, trying to generate welfare for older persons by engaging in business. In 2005, “Everbright Concern Action”, a charitable organization founded by a group of social workers, opened the first "Gingko House" Restaurant, run by the elderly within its social service center in the Wong Tai Sin District.
Small-size restaurants and the traditional rice cake stores were founded and managed by older persons from a local Senior Club. The profit may be marginal, but older persons take great pleasure in being able to work and participate in social activities. Minimum wage is provided through the funding from the Ministry of Health and Welfare.