The devastating events on 11th March had shook the world to it’s core, and sometimes saying a prayer just isn’t good enough anymore. Rather than standing by on the sidelines watching helplessly, we thought it would be a good idea to at least try to make a difference. And this was why #bento4Japan was created.
Onigiris (Japanese rice balls) have always been a staple in times of emergencies. Highly portable, nutritious and delicious, this is also a firm favourite for bentos. Touched by scenes of bentos and onigiris being distributed to those affected by the tragedy, the international bento making community is coming together to raise much needed funds for the Red Cross to aid their efforts in Japan. We had derived so much enjoyment from the Japanese culture and food, it is only right that we give something back to the country that had given us so much. We are not running a marathon or shaving off all our hair (too chicken); but we are auctioning off well-loved bento making items (new and gently used) via ebay and also fundraising on JustGiving and FirstGiving.