It’s the community stupid

It’s the community stupid

Back in 1992 Bil Clinton won the presidential election because his campaign was able to boil down the general disatisfaction of the electorate in one simple phrase. "Its the economy stupid". It cut through all the confusion and people could really relate to what they were experiencing personally. It just hit home.  While enjoying a scrumptious […]

July 4th!

Never a 4th of July goes by with an annual Kozmoz BBQ! This year too Papa Bear n Caston dished out the vittles we miss from back home… Slow baked n BBQ ribs with the meat just ready to fall off the bones, spiced chicken strips, italian sausages, world famous K Burgers and of course a […]

A word is worth a thousand pictures?

Usually we say a picture is worth a thousand words…. Kozmoz means many things to many people. It operates a food bank, sponsors cultural exchange events, as well as providing international internships for giving people from all over the world a chance to experience Japanese culture and learn about social enterprise and how to structure our […]

Contact Page Fixed;)

Thank you to the intern applicant that called and let us know that the contact form was not sending messages, we have corrected the problem. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help maintain or update this website, please drop us a line!
Kozmoz International 

Hope and Tears

That's my boy Rio, youngest of my three boys. We had a great day yesterday delivering all kinds of fruits, pastries, and veggies to institutions for the less fortunate in Osaka yesterday in the Kansai region south of where we live in Kyoto. 
We stopped by one in Ibaraki that we deliver to weekly. Rio is […]

300,000 kgs delivered in 2013!

Last year Kozmoz and the community members of Kansai joined forces to provide over 300,000 kg of food products to the less fortunate in their community absolutely for free. What makes this so amazing is that in a time of government cutbacks, community members decided that they were not willing to watch their neighbors suffer […]

Kyoto International School

I had a wonderful time this morning with small people.  These small people were from the Kyoto International School and Pamela, one of our interns, and I went to talk to them because they wanted to find out just what Kozmoz did and why.
I love small people and let me tell you why. Small people […]

Is there room for a New God?

Playing God with our Food
We talk alot about Food Security here. That is the ability for everyone to procure the base required amount of calories and nutrients daily. But there is another looming threat to Food Security that has become increasingly widespread. It is called the Gene Revolution in which scientists are modifying the genetic […]

Sometimes things just go whack…

Imagine you are a working mom of 5, trying to make ends meet, raise the kids be a good wife, expecting everything to go just like it does on the TV shows and suddenly… one night your husband does not come home. Nor does he come home the next night, or the night after…
And with […]

Too busy to volunteer?

Meet Alan Gibson( on the left), our man on the ground in Kobe Japan. Alan coordinates weekly pickups of fresh fruit at the Port of Hyogo for the Kozmoz Kansai Food Bank. 
Raising kids and working can really take up your day, but Alan takes busy to a new level, heading up the new Japanese soccer […]

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