New Grocery Store Offers Low Prices And Healthy Options
Healthy food options should be available to everyone, regardless of income size. With 2 for $1 grapefruits, chicken penne for $1.49 and a package of blackberries for 99 cents, this new non-profit grocery store is helping low-income households eat healthy while staying in their budget. Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe's, came up with the idea for the grocery store, called the "The Daily Table", and recently opened the first store in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Rauch said that he wanted low-income people to be able to have an option that is healthy and more nutritious so that they don't have to consume empty calories that come from foods that fit better into their budget. There are also options for customers to buy already prepared meals made fresh in the kitchen for lower prices.
The store is planning to expand into Boston and also eventually to Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, San Francisco and Baton Rouge.