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Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Employee Volunteerism

Chicago

Mitsui Chicago Lends a Hand to Fight Hunger

Mitsui Chicago employees had a blast while helping their neighbors by preparing food for distribution via the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Specifically, Mitsui Chicago, who were assigned to the "pinto bean re-packing group," made up a small, yet, mighty crew of four, giving time and labor on a Saturday to transform an over-sized vat of beans into three pound (1.36 kilogram) measured bags ready for distribution.

Basically, the Food Depository relies upon its volunteers to help inspect, sort, repack, and label food, which is picked up and distributed by a fleet of climate-controlled vehicles to pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and mobile distributions and responses for children, older adults, and veterans.

Each year the Greater Chicago Food Depository provides millions of pounds of food, 35% of which is fresh produce, for hungry people while striving to end hunger through developed programs that address the root causes of hunger for people of all ages and backgrounds in the Chicago and Cook County community since 1979. www.chicagofoodbak.org


Mitsui Chicago Re-packing Food for Those in Need