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Izumisano City “Organic School Lunch Promotion Project” to promote dietary education and SDGs

[Izumisano City] – Started soliciting donations through corporate hometown tax payments – “Organic School Lunch Promotion Project” to promote dietary education and SDGs
*Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture*
Press release: July 8, 2024
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– Started soliciting donations through corporate hometown tax payments – “Organic School Lunch Promotion Project” to promote dietary education and SDGs

In April of this year (2024), Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture, began providing school lunches using organic agricultural products to 13 elementary schools and five junior high schools in the city. In addition, in order to carry out this initiative sustainably, we have begun soliciting donations through the corporate version of hometown tax payment (a system in which up to approximately 90% of the donation amount is tax deductible)*.

In recent years, as interest in food safety and environmentally friendly food production has increased, organic school lunches using organic agricultural products have been attracting attention. Using organic agricultural products produced without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers contributes to preserving biodiversity and reducing dependence on imported fertilizer raw materials, contributing to the realization of a sustainable society (SDGs).

In our city’s organic school lunches, more than 50% of the fresh vegetables are grown organically, and the bread is made with domestically produced organic flour. Furthermore, the rice we use is Osaka Eco-Agricultural Products (100% Izumisano-produced rice), which is grown using less than half the amount of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Since we began offering organic school lunches in April of this year, we have received many positive feedback from students and parents, including comments such as “I hope this program continues forever.” In order to increase the number of times organic school meals are provided and to sustainably implement this initiative, the city has started soliciting donations through the corporate version of hometown tax.

School lunches play an important role in the healthy mental and physical development of growing children. Our city’s school lunches not only provide nutritionally balanced menus, but also serve home-made meals whenever possible, with the motto “Deliciousness comes from home-made.” In addition, to help students experience the joy of food, starting with school lunches, we designate the 19th of every month as Food Education Day, offering menus from around the world (Adobo from the Philippines) and menus from all over Japan (Okinawa Prefecture Carrot Shirisiri). We are carrying out various initiatives.

*Corporate hometown tax payment is a system in which when a company makes a donation to a local government project that leads to regional revitalization, up to 90% of the donation amount will be reduced in tax. This will reduce the actual burden on companies to about 10%. For details, please refer to the city website below.
(City homepage):
https://www.city.izumisano.lg.jp/kakuka/seicyou/omotenasi/menu/kigyouban/1596949663806.html

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