Jan 28, 2016
Tokyo, January 28, 2016 － J.P. Morgan has established a partnership, through a grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, with Second Harvest Japan, the only nationwide food bank in Japan, to help victims of the Hiroshima landslide occurred in August 2014.
In the immediate aftermath of the landslide, J.P. Morgan engaged Second Harvest Japan to conduct an on-site survey on the needs of victims in Hiroshima and concluded that sponsoring the rice delivery project would be able to respond to the local needs, albeit partially. With a grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Second Harvest Japan will purchase a total of 6 tons of rice from farmers in Kitakata City, Fukushima and arrange monthly deliveries to approximately 60 households, comprising approximately 150 people, for the next eight months.
Second Harvest Japan will manage the overall project and a disaster restoration volunteer unit consisting of high-school students in Hiroshima will help deliver the rice monthly to each household in Hiroshima.
Steve Rinoie, J.P. Morgan’s Senior Country Officer for Japan, said, “We hope this project will help connect victims of two different areas together, allowing both communities to make progress in returning to their normal life as quickly as possible.”
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