Social Welfare and Local Communities

Support for Recovery Effort

Initiatives for Reconstruction to the Great East Japan Earthquake- Affected Areas

Collaborative Project with in Fukushima (Koriyama-city, Fukushima)

Mahou no okashi Poruboron or Magical Sweets Polvorón” means bakes made by thirteen welfare centers in Fukushima. Nisshin Seifun Group supports this activity through providing technical instruction and in-house sales  for employees. In August 2015, Our Company donated a professional blender as a memorial gift to new welfare center for production opened, in the hope that these sweets will make people smile more.

Baking instruction by employees
Mahou no okashi Poruboron

Picture Books to Children in Tohoku

Donated picture books

We support the picture book bus (mobile library)program by the incorporated foundation” Chikyu no Gakkou”. In 2015,we called for donations of picture books and collected 646 picture books from employees and directors throughout Nisshin Seifun Group.
These picture books were delivered to children in nurseries and after-school children’s clubs in the affected area by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Supply of Emergency Relief Goods

Large bags of flour can be used as relief supplies in disaster situations.

In February 2016, Fiji was directly hit by Cyclone Winston, the largest cyclone in recorded history in the Southern Hemisphere suffering devastating losses. Rogers Foods Ltd. (Canada) donated 2.5 tons of flour as emergency relief and food packages for two weeks to 500 families through relief organizations.

Support to know, learn and enjoy foods

Conveying the Enjoyment and Importance of Food

To help people develop a deep understanding for flour as a familiar food ingredient, we has conducted cooking classes.
We also send lecturers to schools and local events to give classes about food education and environmental issues related with wheat, flour and food matters.

Animal shaped breads baked in a class
Food education for children

Co-sponsorship of National High School Cook-Off

The Nisshin Seifun Group is a cosponsor of the Annual FHJ-Nisshin Seifun Group National High School Cook-Off, hosted by the Future Homemakers of Japan (FHJ). At this event, high school students across Japan are invited to submit recipes that make best use of a common and well-known ingredient and wheat flour. In 2015, 10 dishes were chosen as top winners from 6,017 submissions.Many dishes expressed their feelings for hometown and families with featuring local products and inspired by cooking taught from their grandparents.

First Prize
Crispy and chewy lotus root-topped Takoyaki or octopus dumplings with light wasabi flavor
Spicy udon noodles with minced meat and black sesame seeds in a soymilk broth
Flavor-rich Japanese-style khachapuri
Nisshin Seifun Group Prize
Delicious chiffon cake made from eggplant and tea leaves

Community support and empowering people

Sponsorship of the Kobe Sweets Consortium(KSC)

Nisshin Seifun supports a project by Prop Station, a social welfare nonprofit organization, with its mission to offer the Challenged Program in order to educe their working potential of the Challenged person who hope to become professional pastry chefs.
In 2015, under the theme of supporting employment of the challenged people, we developed products for actual sales and offered practical support including lectures and sales of products.

Developped Pretzels for actual sales
Providing professional lecture

Gift baskets to support various Activities

Rogers Foods Ltd. has been supplied gift baskets filled with a package of their company products to support non-profit activities. In 2015, they donated more than 100 baskets. They were appreciated as prize for events, or otherwise sold at bazars and auctions for fundraising to support various people, including research into cancer treatments, independence support for refugees, the purchase of sporting goods at regional schools, scholarships for students who specialize in environmental studies, etc.

Gift baskets activities received with great appreciation.

Educational support for local children

In Thailand, reading and writing has been taught at temples and shrines for hundreds of years, and even today many schools are located inside or near temples and shrines.
Nisshin-STC Flour Milling Co., Ltd. supports schools by repairing audiovisual rooms, installing air conditioners, supporting expansion work on school buildings of neighbor elementary schools. Thai Nisshin Technomic Co., Ltd. also made a donation to ten local schools. Nisshin Seifun Group supports local children by improving their educational environment.

Classroom equipped air conditioner
Expansion work at local elementary school in temple

Empowering local people

Employees are actively participating local activities to support those who suffer hardship.
For example, Miller Milling Company, LLC donate flour to food banks and employees participate in the distribution activities. Champion Flour Milling Limited supports the delivery foods such as bread through GF Care Trust in New Zealand. OYC Americas, Inc. (U.S.) participated in support activities to serve lunch and clean up facilities after events at “Ronald McDonald House (San Diego)”, a facility for families accompanying their hospitalized children away from home for medical treatment.

25 employees participated in activities to build houses for low-income households Miller Milling Company, LLC Los Angeles Plant
Volunteer staff employees helping to serve meals OYC Americas Inc.
Employees participated in the distribution activity of a food bank. Miller Milling Company, LLC Oakland Plant