Donation to Second Harvest Japan Food Bank

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

In honor of the Most Honored Company Award recipients of the 2020 Japan Executive Team survey, Institutional Investor Research is proud to have donated the equivalent of 4,000 meals to Second Harvest Japan, a food bank in Japan that has been working to improve food security for those in need while helping companies deliver their food donations to those in need.

Earlier in March 2021, Michael Clemons, II Research Director (Japan) congratulated the CEOs and CFOs for their achievements in the 2020 Japan Executive Team survey by awarding the II Research crystal awards to them in person. He comments: "We normally would host an awards dinner at a hotel to celebrate the recipients and we postponed all throughout 2020 until we reached the edge. So, we reached out to the Most Honored companies and asked who would be willing to receive in person albeit socially distanced or make an acceptance speech online. For every CEO or CFO who received in person, we would be making a donation to Second Harvest where we volunteered during the height of the COVID lockdown because without more volunteers they could not keep up the demand of people pushed to the edge from being furloughed or simply needing help. This is part of our highlighting the “S” in ESG and what we can do for society in the course of our business of highlighting excellent companies and executives."

Below are some testimonials of the Second Harvest recipients:

 

まさかこんな大変な世の中になるとは思わず。。。仕事を失い、生活費もままならない時にこのような食材を頂き心から感謝いたします。また、世の中が元通りになり、生活が普通に出来るようになった時は、また、困った方の手助けが私にもできたらと思います。こんなに沢山の食材を頂いて帰る道中嬉しくて涙が溢れました。本当にありがとうございました。感謝いたします。

I never thought it would become such a difficult world. I am very grateful that I received a supply of food after losing job and barely being able to afford to pay my living expenses. After things go back to normal I’d like to help those who need aid too. I was so happy that I was in tears on my way home after receiving so much food. Really appreciate it!

 

ありがとうございます。感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。母子家庭で、どんなに働いても足りなくてそんなこと子供には言えなくて。お米が一番うれしかったです。とてもスムーズで本当に感謝してます。

I cannot say how grateful I am. Thank you so much for the help as I couldn’t tell my child there was not enough food as a single mother. I liked the rice the most. The whole process was smooth and I really appreciate it very much.

 

ありがとうございます。食費の占める割合は高く、野菜の高騰もあり食品の質など考慮している場合ではなかったです。今回、頂いたたくさんの食料のおかげでお野菜も買えます。本当に有り難く思っております。助かりました。

Thank you very much. I can’t even think about the quality of the food as the food was relatively expensive and the price of vegetables was soaring. Due to the many types of food I received this time, I could buy vegetables too. I am really grateful.

 

この度は、ほんとありがとうございました(><) 私はコロナの影響で、仕事を失い、またこの時期に子供が産まれたので、家計のやりくりが、すごく大変でした。

Thank you so much for helping me during such difficult times. I lost my job because of COVID and gave birth to my child so it was very helpful to receive such support.

 

子供が多く食べ盛りなので、食品は本当に助かりました!

 私たち以外にもシングルの家庭や独居、年配の世帯等困ってある家庭もあるかと思うので、そういった方々にも行き届くサービスになれば嬉しく思います!

本日はお休みの中、ありがとうございました!

My kid is growing fast and eats a lot so the food supply was truly helpful! I think it would be nice if this kind of support could reach families such as single-parent, elderly and others who need support. Thank you very much especially as it’s a holiday today! 

 

 コロナで収入が下がり

子供達も休校で働きにも行けず、 そんな中でも食べさせてあげないといけない 食料助かりました。本当にありがとうございました

Due to the Corona virus, my income dropped. I cannot go to work as my kids stay at home due to school closure. Even so, I had to feed them. Food support was helpful. Thank you very much.

今回お米を初めとする色々な食材ありがとうございました。

学童とかで毎日お弁当になりかなり食費が倍ぐらいになって予算的に大変な時期になっていたので ありがとうございました。

Thank you for all the food, including rice.

Thank you for the support. It was a difficult time due to doubled expenses of preparing lunch boxes every day for after-school childcare and so on.

 

今回初めて、配給をいただきました。シングルマザーでもなく、子沢山でもありませんが、コロナで仕

事も厳しい中、普通の家庭も普通じゃなくなってきていました。ですので、受給の制限が無かったの で、とても嬉しかったです。、帰りの車で息子に、今回はもらう立場だけど、将来、与える側になれるように(ものだけでなく、想いや、癒しを)頑張って、勉強してねと話しました。スタッフの皆さんも暑 い中ありがとうございました。将来「うさがみそーれープロジェクトゆいまーる編!」のメンバーに、うちの子供か関われたらとおもいます。

For the first time, I received support. Neither am I a single mother or do I have a lot of children, but even my household was faring worse. I was very happy because there were no restrictions on receiving benefits. On my way home in my car, I told my son that we were in a position to receive this time, but he should study hard and return something (not only things, but also thoughts and healing). Thank you to all the staff for your hard work in the hot weather. In the future, my children and I can be involved in "Usagamisore Project Yuimaru Hen!" as volunteer members.

Author: Institutional Investor Research

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