Daily Table Crowdrise
November 20, 2016
Daily Table wrote -
Imagine you are hungry, really hungry and all the money you have are the coins in your pocket right now. Those few coins in your pocket might buy you a bag of chips.
So you’ve just made a decision that won’t be great for your overall health but was the best decision you could make--under the circumstances. Daily Table was founded to change those circumstances.
Daily Table is a food market on a mission to help those on a budget eat well. Every day we sell more than 15,000 servings of healthy and affordable food in an upbeat, clean, and friendly retail store in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.
Here is what Jasmine, a single mother of three young children, had to say: “I was able to check out your new store today… It was the first time in awhile that I didn’t feel like crying at a grocery store. Money is always tight and with kids I often have to Settle for some not so healthy choices just because that is all I can afford...Thank you… you are already making a huge difference for families!”
The need is considerable: 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure, while 40% of the food produced is wasted. In our community alone one-quarter of the residents live below the poverty line and residents suffer from diet-related illnesses at a higher rate than the rest of our city.
Our prices stay low--less than half of your typical grocery store--because of our unique sourcing strategy: we take advantage of food that would have been wasted to address issues of hunger and diet-related health issues in urban communities. Our model can be replicated in any city and we look forward to our expansion in the coming years.
At Daily Table, we work differently than other non-profits. We are able to cover most of our costs through the revenue we get from our food sales. However, there is a lag between our needs and our current revenue. With your generous donation, we can bridge that gap and continue to change the circumstances for thousands of children, adults, and seniors.
This year, for Giving Tuesday, Newman's Own Foundation is matching the first $10,000 for all the funds we raise between now and midnight on November 29, 2016. Give now and your donation will be doubled so that we can do even more to provide awesome food at affordable prices to people in need!
Your donation of:
- $25 lets us make over 225 serving of healthy soup in our kitchen, that’s 14 gallons!
- $50 keeps our truck and driver on the road for 2 hours!
- $100 lets us make over 300 smoothies to share with our customers, that’s over 900 servings of fruit!
- $250 allows our truck and driver to rescue 3,750 lbs of food, that’s nearly 2 tons!
- $500 helps stock our shelves with 2,272 green salads, which is over 4,500 servings of fresh vegetables!
- $1,000 supports over 9,000 servings of nutritious food in our store!