World Food Day Campaign 2017

Change the World with Onigiri

160,425 Onigiri photos were posted from around the world!
The photos turned into children’s bright smiles! The world is connected through Onigiri.

Thank You for your support.
Because of you, we will provide warm school meals to 4,500 children in need in Africa and across the world for a year!


You can see the photos on the map below.
You can also find photos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by searching #OnigiriAction.
For each onigiri photo posted, our partner organizations donated 5 school meals to children in need throughout the world.

Best of the Best Onigiri Awards !!

We award 9 Onigiri photos from the posted photos taken all over the world!!

“Wow” Location Award

Last year’s winner was taken in front of an Egyptian pyramid! Where will you take your onigiri photo this year?

Guinea

Students in Guinea made onigiri from their own locally produced rice!

Onigiri Halloween Award

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

Canada

Onigiri makes the perfect Halloween treat!

Onigiri Smile Award

Show off your best smile with onigiri!

USA

Michigan supporters made students around the world smile - 20 Onigiri Action events provide over 7,000 school meals.

Most Creative Onigiri Award

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

USA

Chef Andy Matsuda's delicious rendition of 101 Dalmatians!

Most Creative Onigiri Award

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

USA

A happy smiley face surrounded by Onigiri representing all the countries participating in Onigiri Action.

Most Creative Onigiri Award

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

USA

Onigiri cookies? Yes!

Onigiri Kids Award

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

USA

Washington, DC students show the world how to make perfect "Rice Balls"!

Best Onigiri Story Award

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

Germany

A Minion Onigiri led the grand tour of Munich, Germany - royal palace to biergarten!

Best Onigiri Story Award

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

USA

A love letter to Africa from Ocean Lake High School, a participant in the Global Classmates Program by Kizuna Across Cultures!

For each post, our partner organizations will donate

5 school meals to children in need

1 Onigiri photo post brings
5 school meals!

The United Nations established World Food Day. It is celebrated on October 16th each year.
This year, we honor World Food Day from October 5th - November 15th by making and enjoying “Onigiri (Rice Ball)”
It is a meal which makes our world a little better.

Like a parent for their child, Like a grandparent for their grandchild, “Onigiri (Rice ball)” is made with love for someone special.

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

Let's change the world with Onigiri!

How to Join 1

Post Photos on
Onigiri Action Website

Click "Post Photos!" button below.

Posted photos will be shown on the map.

For every Onigiri photo,

5 school meals will be delivered

  • Photo of Onigiri
  • Photo of making an Onigiri
  • Photo of eating an Onigiri
  • Or any Onigiri-related photos are welcomed!!

How to Join 2

Post Photos on SNS

#OnigiriAction

Post photos of Onigiri, making or eating Onigiri, or any kind of photos related to Onigiri on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with hashtag "#OnigiriAction" !
*This campaign has now closed.

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Best of the Best

Onigiri Contest

Best Onigiri Awards 2017 !

Post your Amazing Moments and Creations on the Onigiri Campaign Website from October 5 to November 15.

Winners to be announced on the Website after November 16.

“Wow” Location Award

Last year’s winner was taken in front of an Egyptian pyramid! 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)

Join the Events

Kids Kawaii Onigiri Workshop

Kids Kawaii Onigiri Workshop

10/22(Sun) 4pm-

11/7(Tue) 4pm-

Au Fudge (9010 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA)

Learn how to make kawaii (cute) character rice balls, a fun and creative take on onigiri — the most popular Japanese snack. You will make cute and adorable food that you can eat and make a difference!

JAPANFes feat EDO

JAPANFes feat EDO

10/22(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.

Making Onigiri to Make a Difference

Making Onigiri to Make a Difference

10/6(Fri) 6-8pm

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC (1819 L St NW B2, Washington, DC)

Ms. Takako Taniwaki, an instructor of TFT's new food education program "Wa-Shokuiku -Learn. Cook . Eat Japanese!-", will teach how to make onigiri with delicious fillings and all can join the Onigiri Action!

Kids Kawaii Onigiri Workshop

Kids Kawaii Onigiri Workshop

11/9(Thu) 4pm-

Williams-Sonoma (339 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA)

Learn how to make kawaii (cute) character rice balls, a fun and creative take on onigiri — the most popular Japanese snack. You wll make cute and adorable food that you can eat and make a difference!

Change the World with Onigiri

Change the World with Onigiri

10/18(Wed) 11am-12pm, 6-7pm

Koby Learning Group (24055 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI)

Participants can taste the onigiri and take photos with onigiri to join the Onigiri Action. They'll learn how they can support to change the world.

Message

Children in nursery school, Banda Village, Rwanda

We thank you for your support, ARIGATO!

It is amazing that our children get a chance to eat lunch everyday. They become very energetic and play with friends after eating porridge. We appreciate the great support from TFT. (Comment from Nyirandimubanzi Rebecca, teacher)

Primary school students, Banda Village, Rwanda

We promise to study hard to make our dreams come true

School meal program helps us to achieve our goals and dreams. Our parents do not need to struggle by finding food for lunch. Some of us came back to the school since the launch of the school meal program. We promise to study hard in the school. Thank you very much for your support!

Chikako Thoyer, Director of the faculty of Japanease Studies, INALCO University (France, Paris)

Wishing the best luck for TFT's activities.

I fully support TABLE FOR TWO's activities.I would like to launch a project t expand TFT's activities in France with students sometime soon.

Dr. Martin Holzhausen, Director at Large, Japanese-German Young Leaders Forum Alumni Association

Onigiri - lead by example

Onigiri is a perfect example how to appreciate and refine the simple things. It brings together two of the most basic foods available (rice and seaweed), yet can be brought to a level of visual perfection you only find in Japan. And best of all: it usually is so cheap, that you can always invite someone to join in your meal and set the table for two!

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
  • JFC International
  • Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC
  • Zojirushi America
  • San-J
  • Itochu
  • SMBC
  • Tokyo Central/Marukai
  • Misuzu
  • Otajoy
  • Awara City
  • JustOneCookbook
  • BentOn
  • Onigilly
  • Mama Musubi
  • marukome USA
  • Echigoya
  • Sushi Chef Institute
  • Toiro Kitchen
  • Orinigiri