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 […]

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 

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 […]

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 […]

Real People, Real Needs

Each week, hundreds line up rain or shine at this public housing complex in South Kyoto to receive food donations from Kozmoz International.
The people are real, the needs are real, and the needs wont go away until there are some fundamental changes made in our society. These people are not homeless, they are hard working […]

Meet Verdiana!

Meet Verdiana, one of our super volunteers at the Kyoto Kozmoz Activity Center. After graduating from the University in Florence Italy, she came to study Japanese in Kyoto where she found out about Kozmoz Kansai Food Bank.
Since her name is a little difficult for some Japanese people to pronounce, we call her Midori. Midori may […]

A time to reflect

June 11th to 24th at Ryukoku University in South Kyoto there will be a gallery display of photographs taken after the Great Eastern Japanese Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th 2011.
This is a good chance to remember and reflect upon the enourmity of the disaster, the staggering loss of life and property, and both […]

Good News!

 

Sorry for the the long silence….  what a year it has been!
Now a  little good news 😉   Pictured is the new Kozmzo Kansai Distribution Center!
I know I often whine here about societal needs and the gross level of public apathy that has gotten us where we are but…

The encouraging reality is that Food donations and […]

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