Pal System Federation Saitama Pal System Saitama x Food Bank Saitama Providing food to the “Refugee/Immigrant Festival”

Palsystem Federation
[Saitama] Pal System Saitama x Food Bank Saitama Providing food to the “Refugee/Immigrant Festival”
Promote multicultural coexistence among people living in the community
Co-op Pal System Saitama (Headquarters: Nishiki-cho, Warabi-shi; Chairman: Tamiko Higuchi) and NPO Food Bank Saitama (Headquarters: Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi; Representative Director: Ryosuke Toyoshima) jointly held a・We will provide food to the “2nd Refugee/Immigrant Festival” to be held at By interacting with refugees and immigrants who have come to Japan in search of a safer life, we will deepen mutual understanding among local residents with diverse backgrounds. Workshops and medical consultations
The Refugee/Immigrant Festival was held at Kawaguchi Nishi Park (Lilia Park) in Kawaguchi City by the executive committee of the civic group “With the Kurds in Japan (HEVAL)” (Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture), and was also supported by Kawaguchi City. increase. Through product sales and workshops, we will convey the background of refugees and immigrants from various countries such as Kurds, Myanmar, and Congo, and solicit support through charity. Medical consultations and food assistance will also be provided to refugees and immigrants who cannot obtain health insurance.
Pal System Saitama and Food Bank Saitama will jointly provide food support on the day of the festival. We will provide about 2,000 fair-trade Thai bananas “Hom Tong Bananas” handled by Pal System’s home delivery and foods centered on alpha rice from the food bank. Get to know the people who live next door
About 3 million immigrants and people of diverse roots live in Japan. Some refugees have arrived in Japan after fleeing conflict and persecution in their home countries. Many of these people face difficulties in their daily lives in Japan, where the language and culture are different, and they do not receive sufficient support. “With Kurdish Residents in Japan (HEVAL)” holds Japanese language classes for people with foreign roots and symposiums on immigration control systems and refugee recognition systems, etc., to promote human rights of people with diverse backgrounds. I am working to protect it. This event will also be held to spread understanding of these issues and multicultural coexistence without division in the region.
Palsystem Saitama will continue to cooperate with various
organizations that face regional issues and aim for a symbiotic society.
Overview of the 2nd Refugee/Immigration Festival
Date: November 23, 2022 (Wednesday/holiday), 11:00-15:00 *rain or shine Venue: Kawaguchi Nishi Park (Lilia Park)
3-1 Kawaguchi, Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture 1 minute walk from JR Kawaguchi Station
Participation fee: Free
Contents: Sale of Burmese furikake, Congolese handmade handbags, Chilean and Kurdish dishes, etc.
Music and stories of refugees and immigrants (planned)
Organizer: Refugee/Immigration Festival Executive Committee, Together with Kurds in Japan (HEVAL)
Supported by: Kawaguchi City
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Scene from the 1st Refugee/Immigration Festival
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Enjoy international cuisine
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African cloth handmade bag
[Organization overview]
Co-op Pal System Saitama
Location: 2-10-4 Nishiki-cho, Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture, Chairman: Tamiko Higuchi
Capital investment: 8.73 billion yen, number of union members: 219,059, total business turnover: 32.53 billion yen (as of the end of March 2022)
HP: https://www.palsystem-saitama.coop
NPO Food Bank Saitama
Location: 6-4-21 Tokiwa, Urawa-ku, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture Saitama Prefecture Workers’ Welfare Center (Tokiwa Kaikan) 4th floor Representative Director: Ryosuke Toyoshima
Website: https://www.foodbanksaitama.jp/
Pal System Federation of Co-operative Associations
Location: 2-2-6 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Chairman: Seiichi Ohnobu 13 members/Unified business system users Total business value of members: 256.91 billion yen / Total number of union members: 1.683 million (as of March 31, 2022)
Member Co-op: Pal System Tokyo, Pal System Kanagawa, Pal System Chiba, Pal System Saitama, Pal System Ibaraki Tochigi, Pal System Yamanashi, Pal System Gunma, Pal System Fukushima, Pal System Shizuoka, Pal System Niigata Tokimeki, Pal System Mutual Aid Federation, Saitama Prefectural Workers’ Co-op, Ai Co-op Miyagi
HP: https://www.pal.or.jp

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