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As the holiday season comes to a close and we begin to get ready for the new year, we at Takenaka Bento are reminded of our responsibility to not only the planet but the people on it. And now is as good a time as ever to re-commit ourselves to creating sustainable products and helping close the food equity gap that is so prevalent in our world.
Food equity is the belief that everyone should have access to and the ability to grow and consume healthy, affordable foods. And although we live in a nation with excessive resources, a large portion of the population suffers from food insecurity spurred by lack of access or resources. At Takenaka Bento we believe that all people should be able to afford and enjoy healthful foods, no matter their location or socioeconomic status. Our 1% Pledge gives back 1% of all profits every month to organizations that help tackle food insecurity and makes food accessible to all people.
Despite our efforts and efforts from organizations all over the world, almost 1 in 10 people in the US are facing food insecurity. By working together to help fight this fight, we can help food insecure people by taking some of the following actions: