LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TABLE FOR TWO USA (TFT), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, announced a new partnership with TOKYO CENTRAL (a California retail business that started in 2015 with a mission of providing essential elements of Japanese culture to Americans) to promote healthy Japanese food while providing healthy school meals to children in need:
1) Change the World with Onigiri (rice balls) e-commerce website
Customers will find a TFT page (http://www.tokyocentral.com/c-389-table-for-two.aspx) on TOKYO CENTRAL's e-commerce website. For each online purchase of the designated TFT related items, TOKYO CENTRAL donates 3% of the proceeds to help TFT's mission of providing healthy school meals to children in need in East Africa and your local community. Every month customers can see their impact from TOKYO CENTRAL which will announce the total number of meals that have been provided.
The first items to be designated as TFT items are the simple Japanese healthy snack - ONIGIRI (rice balls). TOKYO CENTRAL customers new to Japanese food can find the necessary ingredients for onigiri. Customers can also purchase "Donation for school meals to children" to directly contribute to disadvantaged children in both the United States and Africa. A $0.25 donation helps to bring a warm school meal to a child in need.
2) Food education events at retail food courts
Where and how can you buy and prepare healthy Japanese food? The easiest way is at TOKYO CENTRAL stores. Sushi chefs will offer classes, especially aimed toward children, on how to make onigiri. The hands-on food education classes are hosted by The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and organized by TFT.
Event details: http://www.tokyocentral.com/t-event.aspx
In addition, it is considered that the TFT program will be offered at both online and physical locations at TOKYO CENTRAL in the near future. Stay tuned for a new TOKYO CENTRAL - TFT program that will provide one meal for a child in need via the purchase of one healthy bento (Japanese lunch box).
Mayumi Uejima-Carr, Co-President of TABLE FOR TWO USA says, "I am very excited to introduce the innovative e-commerce TFT program with which people from all the states can easily participate in TFT program anytime. With the increasing popularity of healthy Japanese food, washoku, we hope to provide opportunities to more people to learn how to get ingredients and cook it at home while helping millions of children in need both in Africa and the U.S."
TABLE FOR TWO
TABLE FOR TWO USA (TFT) is a 501(C)(3) organization that addresses the opposite issues of hunger and obesity through a unique "meal-sharing" program. TFT partners with corporations, restaurants, schools and other food establishments to serve healthy, low- calorie, TFT-branded meals. For each one of these healthy meals served, a small portion of the cost is donated to provide one school meal for a child in need. In this way, TFT has served healthy meals to both sides of the "table" and helped to right the global food imbalance. TFT started in Japan and now operates in 14 countries. As one of the most well-known NPOs in Japan which is noted for the longevity of its people, TFT promotes Japanese healthy eating culture as well to tackle the critical health issues. For more information about TFT, please visit: http://usa.tablefor2.org.
Is a new brand of Japanese supermarket launched in 2015 that Marukai Corporation (https://www.marukaicorp.com/) established with the mission of spreading Japanese food and lifestyle to the people in the United States. With five stores located in California and an e-commerce website (http://www.tokyocentral.com/) with over 5,000 Japanese items, TOKYO CENTRAL aspires to create and inspire not only by introducing the Japanese culture but also by making it part of the American culture. Sharing the NPO TFT's mission of introducing healthy Japanese food, we plan to cooperate and collaborate together.
Co-President, TABLE FOR TWO USA
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