Grand Prize Awarded in Menu Division of first TABLE FOR TWO General Election
July 9, 2015
ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it was awarded the grand prize in the menu division of the first TABLE FOR TWO General Election held under the sponsorship of TABLE FOR TWO International (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahisa Kogure, Representative; hereinafter “TFT”), a specified nonprofit corporation.
The TABLE FOR TWO General Election, which was the first project implemented at the meeting for reporting on TFT’s activities that was held by TFT in June in three locations (Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya), attracted around 180 attendees, including personnel engaged in CSR in companies that have introduced the TFT program. The grand prizewinner was selected by vote from among the 33 nominees in the menu division. The menu that was awarded the grand prize, the “Delicatessen that can be selected from five dishes: calcium fortification,” was the product of special development for the social contribution project “ITOCHU Campaign for World Food Day - What We Can Do” that was undertaken in the company cafeteria of the Tokyo Head Office last autumn. The fact that the menu offered the option to select any three dishes to suit one’s taste was very popular among women.
With the recognition of ITOCHU’s efforts in the form of the grand prize in the menu division as the start, we as the first domestic enterprise introducing TFT will endeavor to continue to develop and offer attractive dishes according to TFT’s healthy menu guidelines and foster an awareness of social contribution among our employees.
ITOCHU’s TFT Menu at the Company Cafeteria of the Tokyo Head Office
Different dishes meeting the TFT menu guidelines specified by TFT as described below are offered every day.
1. Calories per meal: around 730kcal
2. Nutritionally well balanced
3. High vegetable content
Overview of TABLE FOR TWO International
(http://www.tablefor2.org/ ) founded in October 2007
The organization provides social service to concurrently resolve both the problem of obesity in developed countries and the problem of starvation in developing countries, namely food imbalance.
It manages the TFT program, which donates 20 yen for one school meal for children in Africa and Asia from the proceeds from the purchase of the TFT menus that take calories and nutritional balance into consideration at company cafeterias and restaurants. There are currently approximately 680 organizations participating in the program, including companies, public agencies and universities. The support area is expanding into Myanmar and the Philippines in Asia, with the main area being Africa.