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The Boston Globe reports that the Daily Table, a new grocery store created by Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, is scheduled to open its doors today. However, it isn't just a new grocery store - it is a store that "bills itself as the first not-for-profit grocery store in the country with a mission to provide nutritious and affordable meals for low-income families."

“Our job at Daily Table is to provide healthy meals that are no more expensive than what people are already buying,” Rauch tells the Globe. “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.”

Rauch says that his goal is to break even. “That would be fantastic," he says.

According to the story, the store is sourcing products from a wide variety of places that would be sending it to the dump - it isn't bad food, or out-of-date food, but just food that they don't want to sell anymore. You can learn more about the sourcing process - and challenges - by clicking here.

The story notes that "one in six Americans, or roughly 49 million people, are 'food insecure,' defined as lacking reliable access to healthy and affordable food, according to Feeding America, a national nonprofit network of food banks. Poor access to nutritious food can lead to a number of health issues, from obesity to diabetes, as consumers opt for cheaper options, such as fast-food or other overly processed meals ... At the same time, the Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted every year."
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