Sunrise Mart in partnership with JAANY ( and other NYC Japanese American Associations started the initiative to donate bentos to senior citizens and those living in need.  

Our generous friends, Itoen ( and Daiei Trading (, have been contributing tea and rice crackers.

With the incredible support of the donations and amazing volunteers within the Japanese American community, we have been able to distribute bentos on a weekly basis in the triborough area. We are grateful for all of the support we have received and hope to continue this initiative.

We are currently self-funded and would appreciate any donation amount to keep this going.
100% of your contributions will go directly to Project Bento!

Project Bento is launched by the Japanese American Association in partnership with NYC Japanese American organizations including - The Consulate General of Japan in New York, New York Day of Remembrance, Japanese American Citizens League NY Chapter, New York Japanese-American Lions Club, Japanese Americans/Japanese in America, Tsuru For Solidarity, the US-Japan Council NY Region and concerned individuals.

Special thank you to the following who helped launched Project Bento! Susan McCormac, Yuki Kanashige, Julie Azuma, Mike Ishii, Natsuko Ikegami, Michiyo Noda, Susan Onuma, Suki Terada Ports

Thank you so much for your love and support!