Packing boxes at 2HJ’s Tokyo office
|300 Food Packages Every Week for Evacuees in Minami-Sanriku Town
Second Harvest Japan (2HJ) has started sending food packages to people in Minami Sanriku since June.
In this project, our volunteers make some 300 food packages at 2HJ’s Tokyo office every Thursday. 2HJ distributes the packages to about 1,400 households living in temporary houses through a volunteer group in Minami Sanriku. A typical package contains items like rice, miso, soy sauce, condiments, dried food, and snacks. To see the places to which the group distributes the food, I, as a volunteer coordinator, visited the site and helped with the distribution of food packages to temporary houses on July 15.
First, I visited about 90 temporary houses, which were built where there used to be a camping school and a camping site. I then visited 50 to 60 temporary houses next to the schoolyard of an elementary school.Read more of the story.
Second Harvest Japan’s Disaster Relief Plan: Phase II
Phase II Plan
Over the next two years we will work with local agencies and relief organizations to establish a food lifeline and food safety-net in the region. Our work will always be linked to long-term recovery and economic development. We have begun the process of identifying these organizations and determining their immediate needs and ability to carry out these goals. We believe that as many as five locations will be needed to cover the area from Iwaki-shi in the south to Miyako in the north. While it is too early to provide precise estimates on funding needs, we believe this project could cost upwards ¥80 million over the next two Continue reading
We are here for the Tea Harvest, to visit friends and family and to learn!
Part of our discovery is to understand what is really happening in Fukushima and who the people are that are making a difference.
We began by uncovering What it means to be human in the face of an inhuman situation please meet Mr. Charles Mc Jilton, Executive Director of Second Harvest Japan via an excerpt from a 1999 Share International Archives by Charles Mc Jilton
In January 1996 I went to live in a cardboard house along a river in Tokyo. I eventually spent 15 months there and these are some of the things I found.I found a problem more complex than I previously imagined; I found myself Continue reading