UPS Partners with Merck Director to Deliver Needed Allergen-Free Food to Japan

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UPS Partners with Merck Director to Deliver Needed Allergen-Free Food to Japan

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In April, Merck Director Tai Eto reached out to UPS Customer Solutions to ship allergen-free products for children to Japan.

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 3:30pm

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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.  

The UPS Foundation had been working with the Second Harvest Food Bank and Aidmatrix to support relief efforts in Japan by providing in-kind transportation services. Working together with Second Harvest and Aidmatrix, UPS agreed to move the pallets to Japan and deliver the food to family shelters. 

 Read more here: http://blog.ups.com/2011/07/06/ups-partners-with-merck-director-to-deliver-needed-allergen-free-food-to-japan/

 

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