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World Food Day Campaign 2018

Change the World with Onigiri

October 10 (Wed) - November 20 (Tue)


159,791 Onigiri Photos and counting!

For each post, our partner organizations will donate
5 school meals to children in need.

Your onigiri photo post provides
5 school meals!

World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16th to commemorate
the 1945 founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization by the United Nations.

This year, we honor World Food Day
from October 10th - November 20th
by making and enjoying
“Onigiri (Rice Ball)”

It is a meal which makes
our world a little better.

Onigiri (or “rice ball” in Japanese) are
made with love for someone special.
It is a small snack that carries lots of love.

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!

Onigiri Recipe

Get Involved 1

Post on our Website

Click the “Post Photos!” button below.
Posted photos will be shown on the map.

For every Onigiri photo,

5 school meals will be provided

Any photo showing an onigiri is welcomed!

  • Just an onigiri
  • Making an onigiri
  • Eating an onigiri
  • Dressed as an onigiri
  • Be creative!
Post Photos!

Get Involved 2

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Post photos of Onigiri, making or eating Onigiri, or any kind of photos related to Onigiri on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with hashtag "#OnigiriAction" !

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#OnigiriAction Partner Organizations

  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
  • JFC International
  • Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC
  • Zojirushi America
  • San-J
  • Itochu
  • SMBC
  • Misuzu
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Otajoy
  • JustOneCookbook
  • BentOn
  • Onigilly

Best of the Best Onigiri Contest

Best of the Best Onigiri Contest Best of the Best Onigiri Contest

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Post your Amazing Moments and Creations on the Onigiri Campaign Website. Winners to be announced on the Website after November 21st.


  • “Wow” Location Award

    Last year’s winner was taken in Guinea! Where will you take your onigiri photo this year?

  • Onigiri Halloween Award

    You can be onigiri this Halloween! Show us your onigiri costume!

  • Onigiri Smile Award

    Show off your best smile with onigiri!

  • Most Creative Onigiri Award

    Make everyone smile with the most fun or cute design you can imagine.

  • Onigiri Kids Award

    Kids love onigiri – and making a difference while having a delicious snack!

  • Best Onigiri Story Award

    Share your great story about onigiri! (Please write in “Message” section when you post)

How to

TFT will select the awards from photos posted on our website from October 10 to November 11.

The results

The results will be announced after November 21 on our website. A notification will be sent to the winners by e-mail.

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A portion of the proceeds will be donated for school meals

Join an Event

Change the World with Onigiri @ Schools

Oct 10th to Nov 20th

K-12 schools and universities (All states)

Over 20 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.

Oishii October

Nov 8th

Showa Boston
(420 Pond St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)

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

Making Onigiri to Make a Difference

10/16 (Tue)

Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego
(2125 Park Blvd Ste. 2, San Diego, CA 92101)

Join us for a family friendly Onigiri Action event! You wll make tasty and fun onigiri that you can eat and make a difference!


10/21(Sun) 10am-6pm

Broadway btw 92th & 94th street, New York

TFT will sell healthy Japanese food items donated by its partner companies. All the proceeds will be donated to support providing school meals to children in need. Participatns can make onigir and take fun photos.