|Category:||Caring for Communities, Global Impact, Logistics|
|Tags:||Aidmatrix Foundation, allergen free food, earthquake, food allergies, Global Humanitarian Relief, Japan, logistics, Second Harvest, The UPS Foundation, UPS Customer Solutions, volunteer|
In April, Merck Director Tai Eto reached out to UPS Customer Solutions to ship allergen-free products for children to Japan. Tai and his wife, originally from Japan, are the parents of a child with extreme food allergies and they thought this was a cause worth supporting. Tai’s wife, Rimi, had gained support from both people and companies across the U.S. to help kids and adults with food allergies who had been suffering after the earthquake and tsunami. Together, Tai and Rimi worked with different manufacturers across the U.S. to collect donations of allergen-free food and were seeking to close the loop with the final transportation component.