On November 30, the U.S.-Japan Council’s Japan Region held its first volunteer charity event by participating in Second Harvest’s food distribution activities. USJC members helped distribute freshly made curry bowl lunches to the homeless and those in need at Ueno Park. The curry was generously donated by Japanese fast-food chain MOS Burger, and it smelled delicious!
USJC members were able to celebrate the spirit of giving with the local community and build connections with other Second Harvest volunteers.
Second Harvest Japan is the only nationwide food bank in Japan. It partners with food manufacturers and other companies to deliver food to children’s homes, single-mother shelters, centers for the disabled as well as many other welfare organizations with the aim to create a Food Safety Net in Japan.