Saturday, March 14, 2015

Second Harvest Japan

Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ) received an email from an intern working at Second Harvest Japan a couple of weeks ago.  Second Harvest Japan is an organization that "aims to create a safety food net in Japan."  They are involved in four different programs.  They have a Harvest Kitchen where they make meals for and hand out to homeless folks in Ueno park.  They have a Food Bank where people can come to pick up food.  They also have a Harvest Pantry where they store food and distribute to families who are in need.  The fourth program is promote advocacy and development of food usage in Japan.  Second Harvest Japan states that there are about 17.8 million tons of food a year wasted in Japan.  You can find more information on their website:  Second Harvest Japan.
They asked if CAJ would be interested in having a food drive to support their efforts.  The Middle School Student Council, a High School Chat group, and the grade two class have decided to work together to collect food.  We thought it would be a neat idea to tie this in with Lent. 
Food drive area for High School and Middle School.
The Middle School began collecting food last week.  The High and Elementary school began collecting food this week. 
The Middle School Student Council decided to make a thermometer to monitor how much food we have been collecting, by weight.  
The students took most of the food on the table and weighed it.  Based on what the students have weighed thus far, we have collected 113.6 kg!  Whatever food left on the table pictured above, has not been weighed yet. 

CAJ's mission is, "equipping students to serve Japan and the world for Christ."  This is one way we are trying to equip students to serve Japan and the world for Christ.  

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