Corporations or organizations that are participants of this program select the number of low income families that they want to support, and prepare packages that fit the specific needs of each family. Completed packages are delivered to the respective families by 2HJ.
In 2012, the child poverty rate was 16.3%, which was 0.2% higher in comparison to Japan's relative poverty rate of 16.1%.
There has been reports where students return to school after long breaks (ex. summer break) gotten much thinner, because the only opportunity to eat a consistent meal was at school. Additionally, some families are no longer able to put food on the table, because critical times such as school admissions and graduations call for greater financial demands.
Such reports are simply revealing just the tip of the iceberg, and it is easy to infer that there are many children that are in such situation.
Dietary lifestyle greatly affects the development and growth of children. We believe that dietary sponsorship for these children not only restores children’s healthy growth, but also fosters an environment where parents can fully concentrate on raising his/her child(ren).
The concept behind the ADOPT A FAMILY Project is to “provide a meal just like a family member would.”
We encourage participation from schools, corporations, and organizations to create a specialized assortment of food items according to the situation of the target household and its nutritional needs.
“We got a gift from Santa!”
“My heart was beating from excitement when opening the box.”
“There was a snack that I couldn’t buy normally, so my parents and I were so happy.”
Above are some of the responses from those that received a package through this project.
a. The number of families to support
b. Choice for packing dates
The participants will be responsible for the cost of the food items (about 4,000 yen to 5,000 yen per household), cardboard box and the shipping fee.
If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact us.
Tel: 03-5822-5371 Fax: 03-5822-5372 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org