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 years.
We want to thank all of our donors. We have raised more than ¥50 million for this project. As we move ahead we will be reaching out to businesses and foundations who have expressed a desire to support our efforts in the region.
Your ongoing support will make it possible for us to not only reach those in need in Tohoku, but anywhere in Japan. We thank you for helping us to make a better tomorrow.
From now on, further donations will be used both for disaster relief and to support our normal operations. We thank you for your understanding.

This is the list of needed items by local disaster victims:

UPDATED: May 9th, 2011
Items We Need:
* Food & Beverage (MUST be unexpired): rice, canned items and retort-pouch food
* Packing gum tape (to seal the boxes for shipping out)
Donated food and supplies will be used both in the disaster zone and outside the zone to reach those in need.
Send to:
Second Harvest Japan Disaster Relief Food Drive
Mizuta bldg 1F Asakusabashi 4-5-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3838-3827
Open hours:

Regarding Donations of Overseas Produced Food Items for Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake Disaster Relief
We have been unable to check food allergy information on package labels of some overseas food items, as they are written in foreign languages. Unfortunately, we cannot ship them to the affected areas in consideration of babies and people with sensitivities and allergies.
Also shipping food items to Japan in bulk could cause the delay of the arrival of your donations, as it generally requires more rigorous investigations at the Customs.
We would like to receive your donations in a swifter manner and very much appreciate if those living in overseas could make financial contributions or send non-food items (daily necessities) to support our disaster relief efforts. 

Listed here are several ways to make a donation to us.

Contact us:
Phone: 03-3838-3827


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