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Local "Daily Table" as an International Model

An innovative nonprofit model in Dorchester, Massachusetts could be replicated worldwide to better use excess food and feed the hungry.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

Read more about Daily Table's idea here: http://dailytable.org/about-us/our-story/ .

WHO BENEFITS?

Beneficiaries include the farmers, supermarkets, etc. with excess food, and lower income consumers in the community who desire healthy food but cannot always afford to buy it full-price at the commercial, for-profit supermarket.

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

It could be implemented in cities around the world.

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • Yes

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I do not have experience working in a sector related to my idea

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

My nonprofit management class has discussed Daily Table as an example of a noteworthy and innovative nonprofit in our local community. As you can see from their website, they work with area growers, supermarkets, manufacturers and other food distributors who have excess food and are willing to donate it so it can be sold to people, in a grocery-store setting, who seek a healthy meal at a more affordable price. The goal is to balance out income disparity and unequal access to fresh produce and other healthy options, by connecting the disadvantaged consumer with food that will otherwise go bad because of an overabundance elsewhere in their community. Similar strategies could be deployed in cities around the world, because they are certainly food distributors, supermarkets, and other wholesale players worldwide who need a place to donate excess food, rather than dump it.

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