About TABLE FOR TWO
TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) is a non-profit organization addressing the related issues of hunger and obesity through a unique “meal-sharing” program. We partner with corporations, restaurants, schools, and other food establishments to serve healthy, meals marked with a special “TABLE FOR TWO” label. For each of these healthy meals served, a portion of the proceeds are donated to provide a school meal for a child in need. TFT works to serve healthy meals to both sides of the “table,” in order to right the global food imbalance. TFT started in Japan and we now operate in 14 countries around the world.
TFT International http://www.tablefor2.org/
- Promotes healthy eating internationally
- Provides healthy school meals to children in East Africa and Southeast Asia
TFT USA http://usa.tablefor2.org/
- Promotes healthy eating in the U.S.
- Provides school meals to children in East Africa and local communities in the U.S.
- Expands understanding about healthy Japanese food practices by implementing the Wa-Shokuiku - Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!(www.wa-shokuiku.org) program in schools around the U.S.
World Hunger and Obesity
At the same time as over 2 billion people suffer from obesity and other diet-related health concerns, 800 million people suffer from hunger throughout the world.
According to the UN, 1 in 4 people suffer from chronic hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Asia, an estimated 526 million people live with hunger. Hunger exists even in developed countries.
What is "Change the World with Onigiri"?
Take action through your meal to make the world a little better.
Rice balls (or “onigiri”) are traditionally prepared as a healthy snack in Japan – where TFT first started. Featuring Onigiri celebrates rice, one of the major Japanese agricultural products, and showcases the Japanese tradition of making onigiri for loved ones..
You can make a difference by simply posting a photo of yourself making, eating, and enjoying onigiri. For each photo you post, our partner organizations will donate provide a donation providing 5 school meals to children in need.
It's a small step, but many small steps create a large movement. The world becomes a better place to live as more and more people think critically and compassionately about the centrality of “food” related issues.
We aim to create an opportunity for people to think about the food imbalance in the world and the problem of obesity and hunger, and provide a simple and powerful avenue to take action.
World Food Day Campaign
World Food Day on October 16 was established by the United Nations as a day for everyone to think about food problems in the world.
The aim is to have everyone cooperate in order to eradicate hunger and solve malnutrition, starvation, and severe poverty.
To celebrate World Food Day, TABLE FOR TWO holds the World Food Day campaign with a goal to deliver 1 million meals to children in need every year. Japanese food practices are some of the healthiest in the world and are spreading around the world. In 2018, as an NPO with roots in Japan, TFT promotes the enjoyment of Japanese food culture through this campaign and aims to deliver 1 million meals to children in need.
The social action “Change the World with Onigiri” is a part of this campaign. From October 10 to November 20, anytime you purchase designated goods or post a photo, a donation will be made to deliver a warm lunch to children in need.