No Dinner - Dinner

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:30 - 21:00 JST

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8283, Japan


October 16th marks World Food Day, a time when communities throughout the world look at the status of their food security.

While Japan is a wealthy country, nearly 20 million people live below the poverty line. Both our estimates and government reports conclude that 2.2 million people often have to skip dinner because they do not have enough food. The good news is that we have an enormous supply of food available to us. Our challenge is developing a model to match this food with those in need.

For the last 15 years, Second Harvest Japan has been involved in getting surplus food to those in need in Japan. This event is an opportunity for us to share with you our goals for 2020 and introduce to you two different models, one from Switzerland (Caritas Markt ) and one from the US (Urban Recipe ), we plan to test over the coming months.

Participants will engage in small roundtable discussions followed by a larger discussion involving all participants. This is an opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals and engage in reflective conversation about a social issue right here in Japan.

Your attendance fee of ¥5000 will mean that we can deliver approximately 200 meals (based on our FY2016 avg. cost per meal).

Second Harvest Asia (our sister organization) will be sponsoring the space so that all funds will go directly for our operations.

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Our mission is to see a society in which everyone has enough food. We are developing a food safety-net to accomplish this goal. We match surplus food with those in need through a wide variety of pr...

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