Food Drive


Monday, November 28, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, December 9, 2022 - 18:00


Resource Center, Various Locations


Do you have extra food in your kitchen cupboards? A spare can of pineapples or tomato sauce, perhaps? If you do and you’re willing to part with them, you can give them to a good cause. Between Nov 28th (Mon) and Dec 9th (Fri) the Resource Center will accept food donations. These will later be sent to the local non-profit organization “Second Harvest Okinawa,” which will distribute them to families in need.

What should I donate? Non-perishable items such as Japanese rice, dry noodles, canned food, and condiments. Please ensure a donated item has more than one month until its expiration date. For more information, see the attached pdf or look for Food Drive posters around campus.

Why now? When school enters a vacation, schoolchildren lose access to school lunches.

Why donate? Giving back is a great way to help others and strengthen communities. Even a small amount makes a difference!

Where can I donate? You can drop off your food donations to three locations at OIST:

  • Resource Center in Village Center (location)
  • Main Entrance to the Tunnel Gallery
  • By the ATM in Center Building (Level C)
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