Great Idea!

I really really really really really really really hope that this works.

Living in one of the poorest neighborhoods in St. Louis for three years, we saw firsthand the lack of good food options for people trying to survive on very little money and government assistance.  Aside from the discussion of food stamps and whether or how they should be provided, if we’re going to provide them at some level, there ought to be options for decent food for people, and hopefully this idea will work really well and expand into other markets.

I particularly like the idea of having inexpensive prepared meals.  Frankly, most of what we saw people buying in St. Louis was snack food – things you didn’t have to cook, but which also provided almost zero nutritional value.  For a single mother who is working, the prospect of getting a home-cooked meal on the table at the end of the day can be daunting.  Having nutritious and affordable pre-prepared meal options seems like a fantastic alternative.

However like most things, it’s going to take a while to change habits, and I hope that Daily Table can hang on long enough to begin helping to change those habits for the people it hopes to serve.

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