Table for Two USA
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.
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! Poster: Click!
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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