TMC to Implement Table for Two Program
Toyota City, Japan - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), as part of its social contribution activities, will introduce Table for Two (TFT), a program aimed at both encouraging healthy eating habits among its employees and providing meals to children in famine-afflicted areas of Africa. The program is administered by Table for Two International*, a non-profit organization that works to solve food-related problems around the world.
Beginning June 1, TMC will serve TFT lunches every Wednesday at a total of 15 employee cafeterias in the Tokyo head office and the Toyota City head office area. The price of these healthy lunches will include a 10-yen donation—matched by TMC—to be channeled through Table for Two International. This 20 yen can provide one hot school lunch to a child in Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi or Ethiopia. In this way, meals can be shared with those in need.
This is the first introduction of such a program, which TMC plans to expand companywide in stages, by a Japanese auto manufacturer.
As many as 1 billion people in developed countries are afflicted by obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases caused by overeating, while even more people in developing countries suffer from hunger. Table for Two International was established to address both aspects of this imbalance.
Separately, as part of wide-ranging efforts to support areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath, meals containing ingredients produced in Japan’s Tohoku region are being served at TMC’s employee cafeterias. Some of these ingredients are planned for use in TFT lunches.
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