Let’s Support COVID-19 Fighters!
Providing “Bento” lunch boxes to New York’s frontline medical workers
The Nippon Club and The Japanese Chamber of Commerce Industry of New York (JCCI) will jointly solicit support from both member companies and deliver about 4000 free lunch boxes to medical workers in New York over 6 months.
While the Nippon Club & JCCI office is currently closed, we have asked ourselves what we can do to best help our city in the meantime.
In regards to this matter, we have decided to launch our project, “Let’s Support COVID-19 Fighters!” where we provide specially prepared bento lunch boxes to our brave, frontline medical workers who are fighting against the virus to keep our lives in check. 130 lunch boxes will be delivered once a week starting from May 7th, 2020 to two hospitals (60 lunch boxes each). We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the support we’ve already received from our member companies, and we hope to continue to deliver our bento boxes to those who need it most.
While we are currently providing our service to local hospitals and facilities as the Mount Sinai Hospital, Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center, and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, we hope to gradually expand our project to other hospitals soon. Check back at our website and newsletter for the latest activity news!
▶︎Progress report vol.1, Day-1:May 7, 2020
▶︎Progress report vol.2, Report of June
▶︎Progress report vol.3, Report of July
▶︎Progress report vol.4, Report of October
▶︎Progress report vol.5, Report of November
▶︎Progress report vol.6, Report of December
▶︎Progress report vol.7, Report of February
▶︎Progress report vol.8, Report of March
▷ Our project was covered on the TV Japan!
It is the support from people like you that we can continue to deliver more bento boxes over the long term. Please consider making a donation here:
※Please note donations are not deductible.
Sponsor Companies List
“Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) is proud to support the Nippon Club’s efforts to help feed frontline workers who are providing medical care to our neighbors battling COVID-19. We hope this small gesture of nourishment will give you added strength to continue to work towards overcoming this great challenge. Thank you for your dedicated service day in and day out.”
“Thank you to those working on the front lines for your selfless commitment and dedication as you work to protect and care for the health and well-being of the people on New York City. Your heroic acts will forever be an inspiration to our society.”
“Thank you so much for your strong brave and effort during through such tough situation. We, JAL has been also struggling with this severe circumstances, but we have never gave up!
As Airline, we are proud of being a supporter of passengers who need to travel with providing safety.
Let’s overcome this pandemic together and make our world with more consideration and peacefulness.”
“Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc. would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation and acknowledge your selfless dedication to the health and wellbeing of many during the COVID-19 pandemic. You are fighting on the front lines with much risk to your own health and wellbeing. Your dedication, kindness and strength are greatly appreciated. You are our real HEROES! Thank you.”
“Thank you to all of New York City’s brave healthcare workers serving on the frontlines in the fight against coronavirus. Your unwavering commitment and selfless dedication are an inspiration to us all. Your courage and strength are a beacon of hope during this unprecedented time, and we salute you for all that you do every day to protect and care for so many.”
“Nomura extends its heartfelt gratitude to all healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your perseverance and selfless dedication to our community is an inspiration during this difficult time. We are very grateful for your heroic work every day. You bring us hope.”
“We are grateful for the selfless work and dedication of our healthcare heroes and frontline workers like you, who make sacrifices every day to keep the rest of us safe. Supporting you in this small way is the least we can do to say “thank you” for your invaluable contribution to our society.”
“Your work on the frontlines in this battle against COVID-19 continues in 2021 and so does our gratitude and support. At Eisai we’re honored to be able to be part of the Nippon Club “Bento” lunch box program for NYC healthcare workers for the second year in a row. We recognize your relentless efforts on behalf of patients and their families and we are humbled and grateful to you for your service.”
“Hitachi America, Ltd. is so grateful to all the frontline medical workers working around the clock caring for others and saving lives. Your dedication and mission in your contributions to society are most admirable. Thank you from all of us!”
“Day after day, you put yourselves in danger to protect us and our loved ones. Your humility, kindness and strength are the reasons why we can move forward during this pandemic. As you continue to spend time away from your families and friends, we, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings America, Inc., owe each one of you much gratitude. Please accept our heartfelt thank you for all your hard work.”
“We, Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Management (U.S.A.) Inc.strongly support the essential workers in the hospitals fighting COVID-19.
We believe that by helping each other, we can overcome the virus!
Our entire world has been turned upside down by this pandemic. It is in times like these that we should always look for the helpers among us.
The doctors, nurses, aides and other staff in our hospitals are true heroes and we are eternally grateful for them.”
“You are our HEROES! Because you are out there fighting the coronavirus and saving lives for us every day, we are safe at home. We appreciate your dedicated services. THANK YOU!”
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “We are deeply grateful for the sacrifices you continue to make on behalf of our communities. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.”
“MUFG is proud to support the Nippon Club in donating Japanese lunch boxes to medical workers in New York City hospitals—and we express our profound gratitude for the services of the healthcare community at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis.”
“SMBC is proud to support the Nippon Club’s efforts to help New York City’s dedicated healthcare employees and all essential staff who are working tirelessly on the frontlines to care for their fellow New Yorkers during the coronavirus pandemic. We thank these individuals for the sacrifices they make every day — their unwavering dedication, commitment, and courage deserves our gratitude and admiration.”
“All of us at Toshiba America are deeply grateful to all of the healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to help keep our great city safe. Thank you for all the sacrifices you and your families are making to ensure we can all stay safe and healthy. You are truly the heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“No words can describe our gratitude towards the healthcare workers fighting on the front lines of coronavirus. While you put your lives at risk day after day facing with unimaginable difficulties, we think of you and pray for you together in the hope for an end to this pandemic.”
ITOCHU International Inc. is honored to be part of the Nippon Club’s “Let’s Support COVID-19 Fighters!” to show our deep gratitude to the healthcare professionals who have been working tirelessly on the frontline in the fight against the pandemic.
“We just want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you standing on the front lines, selflessly treating patients during this terrible pandemic. Truly, you are our heroes! Please stay safe and know we are thinking of you every day. We can get through this together. Sincerely,”
– KPMG LLP
“Thank you so much for the front line healthcare workers. All of your hard work and support during this difficult time save many lives and create our future. Your humanity, kindness, and strength are greatly appreciated. It’s our great pleasure to be a part of Nippon Club Support Program. We are always with you.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world acutely aware of how much we need one another. Our interconnectedness is more evident than we may have seen in our lifetimes.
In the midst of this global crisis, every day we witness extraordinary acts of courage, persistence, ingenuity, kindness, and love, from healthcare teams, grocery store employees, delivery people, teachers, volunteers, neighbors, and many more. We may not know their names, but their generosity of spirit is unmistakable. And for all this, we at Toray are deeply grateful. As a small gesture of thanks, the Toray Industries (America), Inc., team in New York City is committed to providing bento boxes to local hospitals. At the same time, the entire Toray Group continues to do everything it can to protect its employees, communities, and customers.”
“TMA is happy to support our New York City frontline healthcare workers. We are extremely grateful for you and your commitment in taking care of others throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your service!”
“TAKENAKA and TAK Development, Inc. wish to express our gratitude to all of the NYC frontline workers who put yourselves at risk each day to keep us safe. Thank you for your sleepless nights and invaluable efforts. We continue to send you our prayers, cheers and warmth!”
“IHI Americas Inc. is grateful to the healthcare workers and first responders of New York City, and it is with great pleasure and deep gratitude that we humbly offer these meals as a token of our respect and appreciation.”
“A most heartfelt thank you to all front line/essential workers who are endlessly serving our communities during this pandemic. KDDI America Inc. proudly supports the Nippon Club’s initiative to provide COVID-19 fighters a small token of appreciation.”
“Thank you for the sacrifices you make every day and especially during this pandemic. We can’t even begin to imagine the battles that you are fighting on a daily basis. Your dedication, kindness and strength are greatly appreciated. You are truly the heroes!!”
Otsubo Realty / Sakura Insurance Agency, Inc. / Nikko Asset Management Americas, Inc. /
Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP / ENEOS Americas, Inc.
Daiei Trading Co. Inc. / the rice factory New York（ザライスファクトリーニューヨーク）
（as of March 31, 2021）