I met Second Harvest Japan founder and CEO Charles McJilton three years ago when we were both participating in a panel discussion about NGO tsunami relief operations. Charles’s explanations of what his organization does – Second Harvest Japan is the country’s de facto national food bank – and how it had responded to need impressed me, and I approached him to ask if I could help with his communications efforts.
Following that first discussion, I created a series of comics that tell the story of Second Harvest Japan and its activities, from food drives at schools and companies, to pickups of food from corporate donors, to weekly soup kitchens, to its relief efforts in the tsunami-affected north.
For many years Second Harvest has run several soup kitchens in Tokyo, as part of a broader range of services to the community, and I made two comics that show the work of Second Harvest’s staff and volunteers, preparing and distributing food to the needy.
To see more comics in this series, go to http://2hj.org/english/about/library/ and scroll down to the Comics section.
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant who has lived and worked in Asia for 25 years. He is the editor of Aidpreneur.com and producer of the Terms of Reference podcast.