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Food for Happiness
When you book an experience or make a paid restaurant reservation, byFood donates school meals to children in need.
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Support children in need by booking a food experience or placing a restaurant reservation in Japan.
Up until now
Since 2017, byFood and Tablecross Inc. have collectively raised funds to help children in developing countries, supporting NPOs that provide them with necessities like nutritious meals and educational support.
The equivalent of
0 school meals
have been donated as of April 2021
Children around the world need your help!
According to The United Nations Children's Fund
736
million people live in extreme poverty. Of them, half are children under 18 years old.
90
million children under 5 years old are dangerously underweight and malnourished.
69
million primary-aged children do not attend school, the majority in sub-Saharan Africa.
103
million children lack basic literacy skills; over 60% of them are girls.
Source: The State of the World’s Children 2016, UNICEF
Contribute to Food for Happiness
Help children in developing countries just by participating in a byFood experience or dining at select restaurants. When you book a food experience or place a paid restaurant reservation on the platform, byFood will donate 10 school lunch meals to children in need. A nutritious meal is the foundation of everything else–from education to poverty alleviation–and can truly be life changing for a child in need.
Happiness begins with food!
By providing school meals to children, we give them one less thing to worry about, so they can pursue an education and reach their full potential.
Our vision
To be the go-to food platform of the world while ensuring that all children have access to food–a basic human need that provides the groundwork for education, health, and ultimately, happiness.
Our mission
Spreading happiness through food!


Just by enjoying a meal in Japan, you can help children in developing countries get access to nutritious meals necessary to fuel a life of curiosity, exploration, and fulfillment.
Our Founders: Serkan Toso and Kaoru Joho
Food for Happiness is an initiative created by Serkan Toso, founder of byFood (previously known as “Tokyo by Food”), which originally donated 10 lunch meals to children in Cambodia for every person who participated in a Tokyo by Food experience.

After merging with Japanese restaurant reservation business Tablecross Inc., started by Kaoru Joho, which also aims to feed school children in developing countries while feeding its users, the Food for Happiness project expanded.

Serkan and Kaoru have since worked together with various charitable NGOs and NPOs aiming to end world hunger, build houses for families in need, educate children about nutrition, and support the UN’s sustainable development goals.
“When I was in elementary school, just seven years old, I went to Indonesia and I saw street children there. I had never worried about food. In Indonesia, children worry about food, for themselves and for their sisters and brothers.”
Kaoru Joho
“Both of us really care about children and this United Nations “Zero Hunger” goal, so we want to help that goal and NGOs working towards that goal. We want to encourage people to donate more and care about other people more.”
Serkan Toso
How Food for Happiness Works
For every guest who joins an experience or dines at a restaurant through byFood’s services, 10 school meals will be donated to children in need.
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Past FFH Projects
In the past, byFood partnered with a different NPO or NGO each month to raise funds for a specific project. A portion of the revenue from each food experience booking or paid restaurant reservation went toward the featured project. Past projects include:
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