Reduce World Hunger with Onigiri Action!
At Bento&co, we recently learned about a wonderful worldwide campaign during the month of October called “Onigiri Action”!
Led by Table for Two, a Japanese non-profit organization that fights against food inequality, Onigiri Action is a social good campaign that provides school meals globally to children in need.
How does it work?
Every time someone takes a photo of something related to onigiri (Japanese rice ball) and posts it on social media with the hashtag #OnigiriAction five school meals are donated to children in need around the world.
Thanks to the companies sponsoring the campaign and global participation, last year a whopping 1.6 million school meals were delivered!
More information can be found here! https://onigiri-action.com/en/
Interested in participating?By October 31, upload an “onigiri related” photo to FB, IG, or Twitter, with the hashtag #onigiriaction. (Just make sure that your privacy setting is set to public.)
If you aren't on social media/have a private account, you can also submit your photo directly on the Onigiri Action website here: https://onigiri-action.com/en/post/
What kind of photos can I upload?
Your photo doesn’t JUST have to be of an actual onigiri!
Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing….
- You or your pet in an onigiri costume!
- Making an onigiri (triangle) sign with your hands
- Onigiri art
- Making/eating onigiri
- Posing with an onigiri
Inspiration from the #Bentoandco communityHere’s some inspiration from the #Bentoandco community members who’ve submitted amazing #onigiriaction photos
A stunning, autumn-themed onigiri bento by @ fuuumiiii1221 (IG)
Adorable smiling onigiri bento by @ tarohe.tanishi (IG)
Like we said though, your picture doesn’t have to be of an actual onigiri. For example, here is a cheeky photo from our team featuring our very own Norio and Kome onigiri boxes.
We hope you’ll join us in this creative campaign that’s for a great cause, and have a lot of fun with onigiri—Japan’s ultimate comfort food.