Daily Table is a nonprofit, community-based grocery store that offers a wide selection of fresh produce, meat and dairy, and other grocery staples at prices that are significantly lower than other local supermarkets. Daily Table also offers a wide selection of healthy and delicious prepared foods that are a fraction of the price of fast food alternatives while also being SNAP-eligible.
Founded in 2012 by Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, Daily Table aims to provide families and individuals with easily accessible and affordable nutritious food.
On top of low prices, Daily Table offers several programs that help customers save money at their stores. The Double Up Food Bucks program, a SNAP incentive program in partnership with the City of Boston, allows SNAP customers to take an additional 50% off fruit and vegetable purchases, up to $10 per day. Daily Table also partners with numerous community organizations to provide vouchers to their stores.
In addition to providing customers with healthy food options, they provide nutritional education and free cooking lessons in their Teaching Kitchen.
Daily Table also hires directly from surrounding neighborhoods, which helps create more jobs with livable wages in low-income areas.
When the Covid outbreak began, Daily Table saw the communities they aim to help be negatively impacted more than others. In alignment with their mission, Daily Table stayed open throughout 2020, allowing their customers to still get the things they needed at affordable prices.
During the pandemic, they gave away free boxes of food to families in need, opened their third store in Cambridge, started a delivery service with online prices equal to their in-store prices, and began offering free delivery within 2 miles of the store.
Recently, they launched a new program called “Local Lunchbox.” Children under 18 can go to any store location and pick up a free breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Daily Table currently has three locations in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Cambridge, but in 2022, Daily Table is hoping to open two more stores in the Boston area. Laura Ancona, Daily Table’s Marketing and Communications Manager, says they plan on continuing to “increase awareness in the communities we already serve, increasing our impact and bringing healthy affordable food to those that need it most.”
HomeWorks Energy is a proud supporter of Daily Table as they offer important resources to our community members in Massachusetts. To learn more about how you can support Daily Table’s mission by volunteering, donating, or supplying product, go here. Join us and let’s build a stronger community together!