Onigiri Action 2020

This year we saw many beautiful Onigiri photos posted from 31 countries around the world. The passion to support children in need connected us all, and is allowing us to bring 900,000 school meals* to them.

Thank you very much to everyone for your support and participation!

*It includes meals from the 5 meals per post plan and the 10 meals per post plan.
We could reach to the maximum number of school meals to be supported from this campaign on the last day, Oct 31st.

This year we saw many beautiful Onigiri photos posted from 31 countries around the world. The passion to support children in need connected us all, and is allowing us to bring 900,000 school meals* to them.

Thank you very much to everyone for your support and participation!

*It includes meals from the 5 meals per post plan and the 10 meals per post plan.
We could reach to the maximum number of school meals to be supported from this campaign on the last day, Oct 31st.

Best Onigiri Awards 2020

Winners

Animal Onigiri Award

Hedgehog
#OnigiriAction 2020 theme animal is the hedgehog! Follow the anime character, Sonic The Hedgehog’s advice, "never give up no matter what comes in your way.” (New York, USA)

Animal Onigiri Award

Yuzu
Shiba inu are great models for onigiri. This picture is surely worth a smile and many school meals to children in need. (Japan)

Best Team Award

Onigiri Fun
Aloha from 3rd grade students at St. John Vianney School in Kailua, HI. The students are sharing their fun onigiri art and smiles to support other kids in need. (Hawaii, USA)

Best Team Award

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS) at Harvard University
RIJS inspired Onigiri Action participation by calling on organizations to “pay it forward” with more onigiri posts. 10 organizations and about 100 posts are credited to their efforts. (Massachusetts, USA)  

Creative Onigiri Award

WaFood USA
Impressive, creative onigiri movie poster depicting classic Films, wow! Cute, scary, glamorous, hilarious, it’s all covered.  (California, USA)

Creative Onigiri Award

Tad
Socially Distanced Creative Onigiri that is very representative of the adaptations made around the globe in 2020. (Georgia, USA)

Favorite Locale Award​

Kenkinkinb
What a joy to watch the onigiri travel to beautiful sights around Ghent, Belgium. (Ghent, Belgium)

Onigiri Kids Award

Miles-san Onigiri
Miles participated in one of TFT’s Onigiri Action events this year and modeled a cute onigiri after himself! (California, USA)

Change
the world
with ONIGIRI

World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16th by the United Nations.

We honor World Food Day by making and enjoying "Onigiri (or “rice ball” in Japanese) " to make our world a little better.

Onigiri (rice balls) are made with love for someone special.

Let's make Onigiri with love for children around the world, and bring a warm school meal to a child in areas of need.

Let's change the world with Onigiri

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Change the World with Onigiri @ Schools

Date: Oct 1st to Oct 31st

Venue: K-12 schools and universities (All states)

Many schools hold Onigiri Action events as part of classroom, club or whole school activities! Students learn global food related issues and simple, fun and tasty way to take actions.

Cooking Class: Creative Onigiri Workshop

Date: Oct 23rd (Fri) 6:00 pm EDT

Venue: Japan-America Society Of Washington DC (JASWD)

Online event via ZOOM (Link TBA)

Let’s learn how to make traditional onigiri (rice balls) as well as creative onigiri that use ingredients such as seaweed and vegetables, and support a good cause!

Bento and Onigiri Action Program

Date: Oct 29th (Thu)

Venue: MIT’s Tutmonda First-year Learning Community

Join us for a fun-filled and educational program to make delicious (oishii) popular Japanese foods to make a difference!

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