Table for Two in Thunderbird Commons

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Did you know that 25 cents from each meal served in the hot food line at the commons buys a school lunch for a child in Africa?

In our world of 7 billion, 1 billion are hungry, while a roughly equal number suffer from obesity, diabetes, and other health issues related to overconsumption.  Table for Two rights this imbalance by tackling these two opposing problems through a unique “calorie transfer” program. TFT partners with corporate cafeterias, university dining halls and restaurants, designating a healthy TFT option.  25 cents of the proceeds from each TFT meal is donated to provide one school lunch in Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.

Hotfood counter in the Commons
Hotfood counter in the Commons

The Thunderbird Commons was the Table for Two’s first US partner, and has partnered with the Commons since 2009. A portion of the purchase price of all Table for Two meals sold in the middle hot food line at Thunderbird funds a school meal for a child in Africa.

Last  Friday, members of the Thunderbird Net Impact Club and the Japan Club met with Fumi Tosu, Co-President TABLE FOR TWO USA and T4T San Diego chapter leader Mayumi Uejima-Carr (also ’04 T-bird alumna.) We would like to raise awareness of this project on campus. When buying a TABLE FOR TWO-branded meal, one does good for oneself and for another less fortunate.  We like to say that when you dine at TABLE FOR TWO, you never dine alone. For more information about their “100 Campuses in 100 days” project: http://www.tablefor2.org/tft_usa/100-campuses-in-100-days-campaign/

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What is TABLE FOR TWO?

TFT is arguably the most visible nonprofit in Japan, with over 450 partnering organizations.  Globally, TFT operates in 17 countries and to date has served over 12 million meals on both sides of the “table.”  TFT has also served meals at international conventions such as the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos and the APEC Conference.

When buying a TABLE FOR TWO-branded meal, one does good for oneself and for another less fortunate.  We like to say that when you dine at TABLE FOR TWO, you never dine alone.

One thought on “Table for Two in Thunderbird Commons

  1. It was great to finally visit Thunderbird – the very first institution in the U.S. to serve TFT meals! And thanks to everyone for taking the time to come out and talk to us.

    Fumi

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