Musubie Awarded Hilton Effect Foundation Grant
Musubie was announced to be a recipient of the 2020 Hilton Effect Foundation grants. Selected for the organization’s leadership in increasing food security, the grant will advance Musubie work to “Donations and goods intermediation from companies to the Children’s Cafeteria”.
“While this has been an incredibly difficult year for so many of the places our hotels call home, we have been absolutely inspired by the people and organizations who have stepped up to support our communities,” said Kate Mikesell, president, Hilton Effect Foundation. “We are so proud to support the 2020 Hilton Effect Grantees, like Musubie, and are grateful that their tireless efforts continue to create a better, more resilient world to travel.”
Musubie will leverage funds to advance work to “Donations and goods intermediation from companies to the Children’s Cafeteria”.
About Hilton Effect Foundation
The Hilton Effect Foundation is Hilton’s primary international philanthropic arm. The Foundation is a nonprofit established in the U.S. and is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Foundation awards grants, in alignment with Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals, that have a positive impact on travel destinations around the world. Foundation grants are awarded throughout the year in accordance with tax and legal requirements. Visit HiltonEffect.org for more information.
About the Children’s Cafeteria (Kodomo Shokudo)
The “children’s cafeteria” is a free or low-cost cafeteria where a child can go alone. Some of them are called “community cafeterias” or “everyone’s cafeterias. These are voluntary, private-sector initiatives, and the number has grown to 3,718 by June 2019.
Children’s cafeterias are very diverse, ranging from once a month to serving three meals 365 days a year, and from targeting a few people to attracting hundreds of people each time.
The objectives vary from providing meals to hungry children, to eliminating isolated meals, to providing food education using nutritious foods, to creating a place for community interaction.
However, they all share a common goal of building a community where no one is left behind and where no one is likely to be left behind through “building a community with children at the center”.
The potential impact of the Kodomo Shokudo on social issues
It is said that one in seven children in Japan live in poverty.
By supporting the Kodomo Shokudo (Children’s Cafeteria), which provides free or low-cost meals in a comfortable environment, we can contribute to the support of children suffering from poverty.
In addition, the Children’s Cafeteria, as a base for multi-generational community communication, provides children with learning opportunities and a variety of experiences that broaden their horizons.
They can also learn basic life habits such as washing hands and brushing teeth.
Children’s cafeterias, where local children and adults eat together, can bring the experience of “eating with many people” to children and adults who are eating alone. This can help parents in distress and lead to a better and safer society and community in which to raise children.
Musubie is a non-profit organization that supports the activities of the Children’s Cafeteria.
Musubie’s vision is to create a society where “no one is left behind” by supporting children’s cafeterias.
Our goal is that there are children’s cafeterias everywhere in Japan, that they are a comfortable environment, and that people participating in social activities are able to build their own futures.
Research, support for children’s cafeterias and their networks, and partnerships with companies are the three major projects of Musubie.
10月22日(木)、食の安全保障の向上におけるむすびえの活動が評価され、むすびえがHilton Effect Foundationの2020年度の助成を受けることが発表されました。
Hilton Effect Foundationは、ヒルトンの主要な国際的な慈善活動部門です。この財団はアメリカで設立された非営利団体であり慈善団体です。ヒルトンが掲げる「Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals」に沿って、世界や旅先にプラスの影響を与える助成を実施しています。
Hilton Effect Foundationは、新型コロナウイルス感染症が世界中の地域社会に与えた影響を認識し、食料安全保障、衛生、経済的安全保障、清浄な空気と水といった人々の緊急的なニーズに取り組む組織を助成対象としました。その結果、むすびえをはじめとする17か国、23団体が助成対象となりました。
Hilton Effect FoundationのKate Mikesell氏は