This week on Japan Eats, host Akiko Katayama is joined by Mayumi Uejima-Carr of the Table for Two USA organization, a nonprofit that simultaneously addresses the opposing issues of malnutrition/hunger in developing countries and overconsumption/obesity in the developed world. The concept is to take excess calories from places like the U.S. and transfer them to countries in need.

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World Food Day 2017 “Change the World with Onigiri” #OnigiriAction

1 Onigiri photo post brings 5 school meals to children in need!

TABLE FOR TWO is holding a World Food Day 2017 campaign from Oct 5th to Nov 15th. As an NPO with roots in Japan, the campaign promotes healthy Japanese food and aims to provide 1 million meals to children in need around the world. As a part of the campaign, it will feature the popular Japanese food “Onigiri” (rice ball). For each Onigiri photo post on the campaign website or your social media with #OnigiriAction, our partner organizations will donate 5 school meals to children in need. It’s free to participate. You make a difference just by posting your photos of making and enjoying Onigiri!

Campaign website: http://jp.tablefor2.org/campaign/onigiri/en/ 

Press release:  Click!   PosterClick!

How to make Onigiri (video)Click!

[How to post a photo?]

STEP 1 Buy or make Onigiri

STEP 2 Eat Onigiri and take photos

STEP 3 Post the photos through the campaign site or your social media (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) with Hashtag “#OnigiriAction“!

 

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