Spreading Happiness Through Food

For every food experience booking or restaurant reservation made on,
Tablecross Inc. donates school meals to children in need.

Food for Happiness Program

Just by booking a food experience or placing a restaurant reservation on, users can donate meals to children in need.

Since our founding in 2014, our mission has been to operate as a CSV (Creation of Shared Value) company and develop a business with the mission of “bringing happiness through food.” focuses on pursuing the sustainable development goal of “Zero Hunger” as part of its commitment to the SDGs, providing users with a cultural food experience while also donating a portion of sales. , delivering school meals to children in developing countries.


Total Meal Donations

The above number of meals were donated to underprivileged children through the Food for Happiness program.

Host Donations

In addition to byFood’s donation of 10 meals per person, hosts may also pledge a donation, which is displayed on their experience page.

Track Your Contribution

Hosts and guests can see their total contribution when they log into byFood, and byFood’s blog also releases updates about Food for Happiness milestones.

Previous Projects

In the past, Tablecross has partnered with different NPOs/NGOs to raise money for various charitable projects. A few of these projects include:


Regional Revitalization

ByFood aims to solve over-tourism and assist regional revitalization in Japan by working with local governments to promote Japanese food culture in off-the-beaten-path areas; utilizing media, especially YouTube, to raise awareness of the distinct local culinary and cultural traditions across Japan. As of February 2021, the Japan by Food YouTube channel has over 1.5 million views and byFood’s collaboration videos have over 78.5 million views.


ByFood increases accessibility for foreign tourists in Japan with a bilingual restaurant reservation system and food experience booking service. About 70% of travelers come to Japan with gastronomic tourism as their main motivation, but 50% of travelers only visit Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, missing out on Japan’s distinct regional experiences. Due to the language barrier, travelers find themselves limited to cities that are already strained by over-tourism. Meanwhile, lesser-traveled and remote areas continue to be overlooked despite their potential. By bridging the language gap, byFood aims to make Japan’s rich cultural experiences more accessible to all.

Solving Food Waste

ByFood is a social business striving toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger. For every guest in an experience booking or restaurant reservation, ten school lunch meals are donated to children in need through the Food for Happiness program. Working with Japanese food producers and local chefs, byFood also aims to reduce food waste in Japan.