Seoul Metro, which runs Subway Lines 1~4, announced on December 6 that it had collected about 350 straw bags (each containing 80kg) of rice from the ‘Rice Jars of Love’ installed at four of its stations across the city by the end of November 2012 and delivered the rice to more than 18,000 citizens in need.
‘The Rice Jars of Love’ are filled by passengers who carry a bag or two of rice from home to share with the underprivileged. Citizens have responded to Seoul Metro’s campaign positively and donated many tons of rice.
Launched in 2009 at Dangsan Station on Line 2, the campaign was extended to the company’s other three lines in May 2012, with Dongdaemun Station on Line 1, Suseo Station on Line 3 and Danggogae Station on Line 4 installing their own rice jars of love. So far, Dangsan Station shares rice but the other three stations completed sharing for 2012 at the end of November and will resume the campaign in 2013.