TOKYO, Japan - Seiko Epson Corporation has announced that it will sponsor Onigiri Action 2023 as an official partner. Onigiri Action 2023, which will run from October 4th to November 17th, is an initiative of TABLE FOR TWO ("TFT"), a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting world hunger.
According to estimates by several United Nations agencies, as many as 783 million people globally faced hunger in 2022. Hunger remains significantly above pre-COVID pandemic levels, with over 122 million more people facing hunger now than in 2019*.
Epson aspires to achieve sustainability and enrich communities through social programs in areas such as environment, society, and economics. We are working to redistribute stable economic value and correct gender, regional, and other disparities. Epson endorses Onigiri Action's commitment to social cooperation and balancing social responsibility and economic viability. We are proud to be a new sponsor of this social initiative aimed at addressing the growing problem of global hunger.
* From The State of Food Security and Nutrition 2023 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP). The report reveals that between 691 and 783 million people faced hunger in 2022, with a mid-range of 735 million.
Under the Onigiri Action scheme, each photo of onigiri, a Japanese rice ball, posted to the campaign website or on social media (Instagram, X [formerly Twitter], Facebook) with the hashtag #OnigiriAction helps provide five school meals to children in need in Africa and Asia through TFT.
Onigiri Action campaign site: https://onigiri-action.com/en/
Epson intends to continue to collaborate with its customers and partners to solve societal issues and to enrich lives and create a better world.