Helping families in need in Japan

CRCC Asia Tokyo interns stand with the company flag outside of the Second Harvest food bank

Our 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative offers five new fully-funded scholarships for young people to intern in Beijing or Ho Chi Minh City. To coincide with the launch, our global teams are highlighting local volunteering projects around the world. Our Tokyo team volunteered at a local Second Harvest food bank to provide food packages to those in need.



Written by Jonathan Garnier

CRCC Asia Tokyo interns joined our staff for a day of sorting and packing in aid of Second Harvest, a food bank in Japan.


After arriving early at the packing site, the team got to work organizing food rations to be distributed to local families in need.  The packages are usually delivered to single mothers or isolated elderly people. The turnaround this time was around 20 families.


CRCC Asia interns travel to their community outreach activity with Second Harvest

CRCC Asia interns traveled to the food bank by Tokyo metro


The interns and staff worked together unpacking the items, sorting by expiration date, and then packing food rations to be sent to Okinawa and the Osaka region to help people afflicted by the unusual floods and typhoons of summer 2018.



CRCC Asia interns help with Second Harvest packing

CRCC Asia interns and staff helped to pack food supplies for families in need.


In addition, the team also portioned out 2 kg rice bags which will be cooked and/or distributed in early December. After making sure all of the deliveries were ready, we sorted the the packaging to be disposed of responsibly.



Our interns worked hard to ensure that they had all the packages prepared


“It was a pleasure helping people in need.” – Andrea Ardia (CRCC Asia Intern, Università Europea di Roma)


We felt very priveledged to be able to assist Second Harvest with their vital work that continues to support families in need in Japan. It truly gave both our interns and staff an insight into the volunteer work that benefits the region. We look forward to future cooperation and learning more about volunteer projects in Tokyo and further afield.


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