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, low- calorie, TFT-branded meals. For each of these healthy meals served, a small portion of the proceeds are donated to provide a school meal for a child in need. In this way, we served healthy meals to both sides of the "table" and help right the global food imbalance. TFT started in Japan and we now operate in 14 countries.

TFT International http://www.tablefor2.org/
(Promote healthy eating internationally and provide healthy school meals to children in East Africa and Southeast Asia.)

TFT USA http://usa.tablefor2.org/
(Promote healthy eating and provide healthy school meals to children in East Africa and local communities in the U.S. Provide the "Wa-Shokuiku - Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese! -" program teaching healthy Japanese food practices in select U.S. schools.)

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.

Campaign Overview

What is "Change the World with Onigiri"?

We take action through our meal to make our world a little better.

Onigiri (rice ball) is a traditional and 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 others with love.

You can participate in our action by making onigiri and then posting a photo of making or enjoying it. In exchange for your posted photo, our partner organizations will 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 culture is acknowledged as one of the world’s healthiest and is spreading widely around the world. In 2017, as an NPO with roots in Japan, TFT promotes the enjoyment of Japanese food culture through this campaign and aims to deliver one million meals to children in need.

The social action “Change the World with Onigiri” is a part of this campaign. During the period (October 5 to November 15), your purchase of designated goods and your photo posts result in a donation and a warm lunch delivered to children in need.

Share the Campaign


Please use these posters to share this campaign with people around you.

Introduction Video

Share the Onigiri Action introduction video at events and through social media!



  • 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