For families who feel that “life is hard…”
Do you have a service that regularly provides free ingredients?
It seems that there is a free home meal service! Among them, “Children’s Home Meal” has become a hot topic, but what kind of service is it?
I will answer these questions.
Home meal service is for children and isolated parents “Children’s home meal” Saving needy families
Do you know?
Parents and children who have difficulties without being able to talk to anyone
“Children’s Takushoku”, which delivers food to needy families for free. It is a new form of support that aims to solve problems by connecting with isolated families.
This article is about “Children’s Takushoku,” which regularly delivers food free of charge to families raising children in need. It is a support called outreach that aims to solve the problems faced by families by building relationships with food as a gateway. We would like to introduce our efforts to protect the future of children by supporting needy families in the community.
Child poverty problem
Last week, the Association for the Promotion of Home Meals for Children, of which I serve as chairman, requested the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to raise the upper limit and simplify the procedures for the free provision of rice stockpiled by the government. They responded immediately.
From July 1st, the maximum amount per batch will be raised from 300kg to 450kg, simplifying the application procedure.
We will continue to post results one by one.
— 稲田朋美 (@dento_to_souzo) April 27, 2022
It is said that 1 in 7 children in Japan today is in a state of poverty, regardless of the economic and social conditions of the families in which they were born and raised. “Child poverty” in Japan refers to “relative poverty.”
“Relative poverty” refers to households with less than half the equivalent disposable income (income adjusted by dividing the household disposable income by the square root of the number of people in the household) refers to the presence and living conditions of children under the age of 18 in relative poverty.
Due to economic hardship, opportunities for education and experience are extremely scarce, and they tend to be isolated from their communities and society and put in disadvantageous situations in various ways.
I want many people to realize that child poverty is not someone else’s problem, but that it affects each individual citizen and is not someone else’s problem.
Japan’s child poverty rate is now among the worst among OECD member countries.
For example, in the case of a two-parent household, if the monthly income is less than 140,000 yen, the children raised there will be placed in extremely disadvantageous situations in terms of medical care, meals, learning, and further education, and they will be able to escape from poverty in the future. It is becoming clear that there is a tendency not to Addressing child poverty is an urgent issue.
isolated parent and child
“Isolated parents and children” are at risk of illness, childcare depression, child abuse neglect (childcare abandonment / childcare neglect), and further difficulties, and the reality is that it is necessary to provide solid support.
In particular, neglect tends to increase year by year. In order for children to live, we are not giving them the minimum necessary things and environments for growth.
However, I don’t know where the troubled parent and child are…
Parents and children also find it difficult to raise their voices for help…
What is Children’s Home Meal?
Hometown tax for “children’s home meals”!
A one-minute video about “low self-esteem”, one of the problems caused by child poverty.
— 消費と選挙＠黙って変わる！ (@change_wecan) May 1, 2022
It is an initiative to regularly deliver food to such a difficult family. We create connections through the provision of food, and while watching over them, we connect them to various forms of support other than food.
Recently, there have been an increasing number of businesses such as “Children’s Cafeteria” that strengthen ties with the community and use vacant houses to create places for children.
There are parents and children who are unable to raise their voices or ask for help, even if they are in a difficult life situation. It is the service of “Children’s home meal” that supports such people.
Making opportunities to connect with children’s home meals
A home-cooking business for children while watching over them while delivering food, etc. to families raising children.
There are many groups where the staff in charge of the visits are volunteers who have received training, and most of them are “ordinary people in the area”.
There were things that could only be done by local people who were not experts.専門家じゃない「地域の人」だから心を開いてくれる関係を大切に【福井活動報告】 | こども宅食応援団
— こども宅食応援団🍚ふるさと納税受付中！ (@takushoku_ouen) May 2, 2022
“Children’s home meals” is an activity that maintains connections while providing food, finds problems at home from the connections, and leads to necessary public support.
Through LINE and Todokeru communication, we are able to grasp the living situation and find signs of when the situation will worsen. By realizing this “reach,” “connect,” and “connect,” we aim to create a society where there is someone who can help parents and children without overlooking their hardships.
Children’s Home Meal Nationwide Efforts
Don’t overlook the hardships of parents and children, let’s reach out!
Let’s aim for a society where everyone helps each other based on information from your surroundings, acquaintances, and acquaintances!
It is said that public offering for demonstration projects with startups, etc. aimed at solving social issues will start in Bunkyo Ward, and the source of funds will be hometown tax. There is also a track record in children’s home meals, so I hope!
Problems are becoming more fragmented and the speed of technology is accelerating, making it impossible for local governments to discover and solve problems. We think that Chuo-ku should begin such co-creation business, too.廣田達宣🔥政策作りDXスタートアップissues代表 on Twitter“文京区が官民連携・政策起業のための超イケてるプログラムを始めたそうです！これは僕が2017年に @sprflorence メンバーとして初年度の立ち上げに関わらせてもらった @kodomotakushoku と近いスキームです。関心のあるスタートアップ・NPO関係者の皆さん、要チェックです！ ”
— ほづみゆうき@子育て世代に優しい中央区にするべく活動中 (@ninofku) April 29, 2022
I would be happy if you could refer to it even a little.
Thank you for reading to the end.