At Daily Table we believe that delicious, wholesome and affordable food should be available to all. Our mission is to help communities make great food choices by making it easy to choose tasty, healthy, convenient and truly affordable meals and groceries.
Simply put: we believe hunger and food waste are two problems that can have one solution. We use excess available food from growers, manufacturers and supermarkets to provide affordable, healthy food for the food insecure. Daily Table is a new kind of retail grocery store that offers fresh produce and grocery items as well as ready-to-cook and grab-n-go prepared meals at truly affordable prices. Our healthy meal options are priced to compete with the fast-food alternatives in the neighborhood. We do all of this by recovering food from supermarkets, growers and food distributors that would otherwise have been wasted.
The U.S. wastes up to 40 percent of the food we produce, enough to fill the Rose Bowl every day. But, at the same time, we also have a lot of people who struggle to put meals on the table. Many who are food insecure are overweight or obese because they can’t afford to buy healthy fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein. By the numbers:
Daily Table was created to help address the challenges of hunger and obesity by providing residents with tasty, convenient, healthy, affordable food in a manner that engenders dignity while being economically sustainable.
At Daily Table, we believe that everyone deserves healthy, delicious meals. In our Teaching Kitchen, you will learn the skills and tricks to make cooking at home easy and fun. We offer classes for kids, seniors, and everyone in between. Check out our calendar below for upcoming classes and course descriptions!
Classes like our After School Chefs workshops include healthy and fun recipes, taste tests, and ways to develop new skills in the kitchen.More Info...
Daily Table is always looking for mission-driven people to join our dedicated crew of friendly volunteers! Volunteers help with a variety of tasks that are integral to the front- and back-of-house operations in our Dorchester store.
We ask that kitchen volunteers work with us for a minimum of 3 hours. All other volunteers are welcome to donate as much time as they would like/are able.More Info
Daily Table completed an exercise to verify our belief that we could comfortably provide a month’s worth of nutritious groceries to an individual supporting him or herself on a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) budget. We found that our shoppers could, in fact, purchase a balanced and wholesome diet with three meals and a snack each day, while on average spending $45/week. Although our prices do fluctuate, and our food supply varies, we are confident that the premise holds true.
To see the full month’s meal plan (with nutritional values and calorie count) and the related shopping list, click on the printable PDF below.