TABLE FOR TWO celebrates World Food Day 2021 #OnigiriAction

NEW YORK, October 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) invites everyone to participate in its 7th annual ONIGIRI ACTION campaign from October 5 (Tuesday) to November 5 (Friday) which aims to donate one million of school meals to children around the world. During the campaign, thanks to the generosity of partner organizations (see below), each rice ball related post on the campaign website or on social media with #OnigiriAction will provide five school meals for children in need. TFT will improve school meals in socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the United States by adding fresh vegetables and fruit and provide school meals for children in East Africa and Asia.

TFT’s ONIGIRI ACTION campaign commemorates World Food Day, established by the United Nations. As a non-profit organization with roots in Japan, the campaign highlights onigiri (rice balls), which are traditional Japanese comfort food prepared with love for someone special.

Since its launch in 2015, Onigiri Action has supported 5.4 million school meals. In 2019, the organization received two prestigious awards: one related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the other for health and culture from the Japanese government ( In 2020 and 2021, as the pandemic continues, it is important to highlight the role of nutritious food in health and to raise awareness of local and global food insecurity. TFT addresses both of these issues through this annual campaign.

Theme of the American campaign 2021: unite the United States with Onigiri!

TFT USA and its partners will continue to connect everyone via onigiri at many virtual and in-person events, as permitted. This year, TFT USA wants to spread Onigiri Action across the country in an effort to encourage each state’s publications to increase participation and have fun with creative onigiri to bring even more school meals to children in need. Any image of a rice ball associated with a state can be posted as “State Onigiri”. This can include onigiri made with famous ingredients of that state or onigiri with an iconic symbol or landmark of the state.

Partner organizations in the United States:

For each onigiri photo published, five school meals will be offered thanks to the generous support of TFT partners: JCC Fund / Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York; JFC International / Nishiki; JCAW Foundation; Zojirushi America; San-J; ITOCHU International; SMBC World Foundation; Misuzu Company; MUFG Union Bank, NA; Sumitomo Corporation of the Americas; Mishima Foods United States; ACTFL; One cookbook; Curved on; Onigilly; Sunny blue; and Omusubee.

To learn more:
ONIGIRI ACTION (Global site):

Media contact:
Torie Silverstone
Email: [email protected]

Related files

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Post a photo related to rice balls with #OnigiriAction. For every onigiri photo posted, TABLE FOR TWO sponsoring organizations will donate five school meals to children in need.

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