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.”
“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.”