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Disaster Relief: Second Harvest Japan Continues to Distribute Food to Evacuees in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture Every Friday

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2013/4/23

Second Harvest Japan has been providing continuous support to those affected by the 3.11 disasters from the day that the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred until the present.

Yuji Shibata, a member of the Second Harvest Japan staff, has been stationed in Ishinomaki, where he continues 2HJ’s relief efforts.

Shibata visits the office of Food Bank Tohoku Again in Sendai every Friday to make food packages. These packages contain a combination of 12-14 different food items and are distributed to evacuees, survivors of the disaster and others in need in the area.

We also make similar packages at the Second Harvest office in Asakusabashi, Tokyo. These packages are distributed by a third party carrier service to evacuees who still cannot return to their homes, and others who are still struggling in the aftermath of the disaster.

The food packages made at Food Bank Tohoku Again are transported from Sendai to Ishinomaki by truck.

Approximately 12 to 14 different types of food items are included in the package, including items such as ready-made curry, spaghetti, emergency food supplies, beverages, seasonings and rice are packed together and given to those in need.

Already more than 2 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, but more than 300,000 people across Japan are still living as evacuees.

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We continue our efforts in hopes that such individuals will be able to acquire a sense of security and peace of mind, and return to their former lives even one day sooner.

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