Five Confectionery Shops in Obama City, to Child Care Facilities
As a result of the temporary closures of elementary and junior high schools, as a preventative measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been an excess supply of milk. On March 26th and 27th, five confectionery shops within Fukui Prefecture’s Obama City used the milk to make sweets, and distributed the sweets across 17 child care facilities within the city.
From March 25th, the Fukui Prefectural Sweets Industry Association and the Fukui Prefectural Confectionery Association worked hard on and approved the “Dairy Farmer Support Project”.
“We wish to return the kindness in appreciation of the daily efforts by the dairy farmers,” addressed Masahiko Shimizu (aged 51), company president of Shihojuu (in Obama City, Yamate, 1-Chome), gathering the efforts of four other confecitonery shops.
Along with “milk purin”, using a considerable amount of milk, there are six varieties of sweets including Hojicha purin, “Kuzu purin” (which kneads together strawberries and Japanese arrowroot), and cream puffs; a total of approximately 900 sweets were prepared. The Kuzu purin and milk purin were developed for this occasion. For the children with allergies, sweets that did not use milk were also offered.
“We would be delighted if this action would be supportive towards dairy farmers, by having the children enjoy snacks that use milk,” said Shimizu.