The ShimaShima Project is a non-profit volunteer group set up in October 2012 with the goal to send fresh vegetables from Itoshima to the people of Fukushima. The uniqueness of the project is its matching system. The ShimaShima Project has learnt that many vegetables in Itoshima are abundantly produced, however some are malformed and thrown away before going to the market. This contrasts against the many people in Fukushima, especially mothers and pregnant women, who are in need of a safe and healthy diet and are eager to receive vegetables from Kyushu.
ShimaShima gets hold of seasonal vegetables from farmers in Itoshima – in return helping them to harvest. Next, they sort and pack the vegetables and send them to Fukushima. Those receiving the vegetables pay only for courier costs. Currently, the entire ShimaShima operation is run by a small team of 3 core members, and 4 volunteers, however the group wishes to expand in 2013 and needs more volunteers. They also seek donations in order to make the project sustainable in the long term.
If you wish to donate money to the ShimaShima Project, the account details are as follows: Fukuoka Bank, Maebaru Branch. Acc number 2058960 Itoshima Project. Vegetable donations are welcomed from those who have a surplus of vegetables.
• Address: 1763-1 Kogane, Maru Shima, Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture 819-1323
• Telephone: 080-3979-2964 (Maki Sakai)
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nishide)
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itoshimashima
*The ShimaShima Project operates on Mondays only