CROWN I Food Bank
The first food bank started in the U.S. ( ) 1967.
In Japan, we started our activities in 2000 and became an NPO (callを適切な形にしなさい)
Second Harvest Japan in March 2002. Our name comes ( )
the idea ( ) “harvesting” surplus
We ( ) ( ) give food to
people who need it, ( ) we ( )
help companies save money. In 2010, we “harvested” over
500 million yen ( ) ( )
food. Companies saved 80 million yen because they did not have to ( )
( ) the food that they could not sell.
Trust is very important ( ) our work. When you
have trust, food and financial support naturally follow. We never go to
a company and say, “ Can you give us food or money?” We
think ( ) them ( ) equal
partners. We tell them about our activities and ask them, “Is there
anything we can do ( )?”
NPO’s are still new in Japan. ( ) NPO’s
grow and become more professional, people will see that they can (「より大きな役割を果たす」となるように4語で書きなさい)
in society. Just (wantを適切な形にしなさい) to do something good is not enough. The
important thing is how you ( ) your NPO. Second
Harvest Japan is unique because we ( ) ( )
both business and welfare.
“(helpを適切な形にしなさい)” others is not easy. Sometimes we send
the wrong message when we say, “Can I help you?” We mean
well, but we sometimes send the message, “You are not OK; you need
to change.” I ( ) ( )
think of it this way: “I see you have a flat tire ( )
your bike. I have some tools and patches here ( )
you want to use them. I can also ( ) ( )
while you fix your bike if you ( ) ( ).” This
is ( ) I learned from my experience ( )
the Sumida River.
My work is my “vote” on what kind of society ①I
want to live in. Food is also a “tool.” I want to live
in a society where ②there is a way to get these “tools” to
the people who need them. I don’t think of my work ( )
“helping” people, ( ) ( )
matching up surplus food ( ) those who can use
it. I am passionate about (makeを適切な形にしなさい) these matches. It is ③what makes
my job so much fun.