The Gift of Food

May 3, 2011

The Gift of Food for Japan Benefit (LA)

by Kayoko Akabori

All Photos by Yoko Kumano. About a week after our initial GIFT OF FOOD fundraiser in San Francisco, Yoko and I were approached to help organize a similar event down in LA, to benefit the victims of the 2011 Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami. Could we pull it together in less than a week? HECK YAH! […]

April 26, 2011


by Kayoko Akabori

Our good friend and talented videographer Joe Stillwater (of Bright Spectrum) joined us on April 5th for our GIFT OF FOOD benefit in San Francisco. We raised over $10,000 that night for Second Harvest Japan, a food bank that has been providing direct support to the victims of the 2011 Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami. This […]

April 20, 2011

Save the Date: THE GIFT OF FOOD FOR JAPAN – 4/26 (LA)

by Kayoko Akabori

Are you ready for THE GIFT OF FOOD, Part Deux??? After the initial benefit we hosted in San Francisco just two weeks ago (raising over $10,000!), Yoko and I have been working with some kickass folks down in LA to organize a similar event to raise money for Second Harvest Japan. We’ve gotta keep this […]

April 12, 2011

The Gift of Food Benefit (SF): THANK YOU!

by Kayoko Akabori

Photos by Travis LoDolce and Wataru Umeda. For an entire week after the Sendai earthquake and tsunami first hit, I was wrapped in an incurable, numbing daze. I would wake up with a pang in the pit of my stomach from the night before–I felt nauseous. Helpless. Hopeless. Thousands of people pronounced dead; even more […]