Approximately 12 percent of the world’s population suffers from hunger. Even though the world produces enough food for everyone to eat, hunger is an extremely large problem on our planet. But, people all over the world are doing their part to help the hunger crisis. Sekai Kobayashi, of Japan, is working hard to help put food in the stomachs of those that need it. Check out how Sekai is helping out her community to feed the hungry, and maybe you’ll be inspired to help, too!In the eyes of Sekai, no one should ever go hungry. And once you walk through the doors of her restaurant, she makes sure that you leave with a full stomach.
Mirao Shokudo translates into “Future Eatery” and it certainly lives up to its name. Sekai has created a restaurant that could change the way we eat out.
Instead, they can use their time to pay for their meal. 50 minutes out of their day to be exact.
Those that want to work for the meal have two options: they can either dine for free, or they can receive a free meal coupon which can be left at the front entrance for anyone to use.
Her mission was to provide “a place where everyone is welcome and everyone fits in.” Even if the customer has no money, and no time to work, she gives them a tadameshi ticket, which gives them the meal entirely for free!
The daily lunch special is 900 yen ($10.50) and is what’s called, a set menu. A meal that has a fixed menu with only certain items on it.
If customers want, they can pay an additional 400 yen to get the order-made meal. They’re provided with an in-depth menu and get to choose whatever they’d like.
After working for IBM Japan, Sekai moved to Cookpad, which runs a site for recipes. While working for Cookpad, there was an in-house kitchen that everyone could prepare and eat their food.
“My colleagues really liked the lunches I made for them. This led me to strongly consider opening my own restaurant,” said Sekai.
It’s always nice seeing people doing something to help those in need. What can you do to help, too?