Providing everyone with food, shelter and healthcare are the hallmarks of civilized societies. And, if this idea takes hold the US will be taking another step toward that goal.
A new not-for-profit grocery store called theDaily Table opened in Dorchester, Mass. The new store is notable for two main reasons: 1) It’s the baby of Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, which was recently named amongAmerica’s favorite supermarkets; and 2) The prices of many items are incredibly affordable.
Here is a sampling of expected prices at Daily Table, according to the trade publication Supermarket News:
8-ounce frozen okra: 29¢
8-ounce frozen corn: 39¢
Can of tuna: 55¢
Box of cereal: 70¢
Dozen eggs: $1.19
In a story last month in the Boston Globe, Rauch explained what his new venture is all about, and why the focus has been on inexpensive, healthy food rather than profits. “Our job at Daily Table is to provide healthy meals that are no more expensive than what people are already buying,” Rauch said. “We’re trying to reach a segment of the population that is hard to reach. It’s the working poor who are out buying food, but who can’t afford the food they should be eating.”