Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joes, has recently opened up a low price, nonprofit grocery store in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The store will help to make healthy, organic food more available for people on tight budgets.
The store is called the Daily Table, and they are able to provide such cheap food because they source their food through donations and overstocked items. However, the food is just as good as the food that you would find at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or any other organic food market.
“We can offer these daily values by working with a large network of growers, supermarkets, manufacturers and other suppliers who donate their excess, healthy food to us, or provide us with special buying opportunities,” the Daily Table said in a statement.
In addition to fresh produce, and organic packaged foods, the store also serves pre-made meals.
According to the Daily Table’s website “At this point, based on focus groups and extensive conversations in the community, we’ve heard that people are busy with little free time and would prefer to grab an already prepared meal.”
Rauch told Super Market News that he hopes to open one or two more stores in Boston, as well as others in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, San Francisco and Baton Rouge.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.
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