Ready Pac Foods Partners with Daily Table to Help Economically Challenged Communities Eat Healthier

Company commits to donating products to not-for-profit grocery store twice a week

02 Feb, 2016, 12:00 ET from Ready Pac Foods

IRWINDALE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the benefits of a healthy diet are well known, fresh foods are not as readily available in all communities. To help address the need for delicious, wholesome food, Ready Pac Foods, Inc., a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce, has partnered with Daily Table, a not-for-profit retail grocery store dedicated to bringing nutritious prepared meals and groceries to economically challenged communities. Starting this year Ready Pac Foods will donate a variety of products and commodity items to Daily Table's Dorchester, Mass., store twice a week.

"Ready Pac Foods is committed to giving people the freedom to eat healthier. A key part of the equation is ensuring people have access to fresh foods," said Tony Sarsam, CEO of Ready Pac Foods. "We are eager to collaborate with Daily Table to provide consumers with fresh foods that make it possible for people to make smarter food choices regardless of economics."

Founded by the former president of Trader Joe's Doug Rauch, Daily Table is able to offer very low prices by working with a large network of growers, distributors, manufacturers, and other suppliers who donate their excess, healthy food, or provide special buying opportunities. Ready Pac's commitment to fresh ingredients and healthy options help expand grocery and prepared meal options at Daily Table. Most importantly, much of what Daily Table sells is wholesome food that would have been wasted, if not for its recovery efforts. 

"Without partners like Ready Pac Foods, Daily Table simply would not exist," said Rauch, President and Founder of Daily Table. "We encourage others in the industry to follow their lead and make a commitment to making healthy food accessible to all."

Ready Pac Foods has a history of giving back to those in need, particularly around food and hunger related causes. In addition to Daily Table, Ready Pac Foods has worked with charities including Midnight Mission, Children Hunger Fund, Christian Food Center, Heart of Compassion and Urban Food Initiative.

For more information on Ready Pac Foods, please visit www.readypac.com.

ABOUT DAILY TABLE: Daily Table is an innovative not-for-profit retail grocery store founded and led by Doug Rauch, the former President of Trader Joe's, to address both food insecurity and wasted food.  It opened its doors in Dorchester, MA on June 4, 2015 bringing affordable groceries and prepared meals to a welcoming community. By increasing access to affordable and wholesome food, Daily Table expects to help reduce the effects of poor eating habits caused by challenging economics.

ABOUT READY PAC FOODS: California-based Ready Pac Foods, Inc. has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for over 45 years as a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce. With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of value-added products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company's Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and elevĀte™ brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking, and complete meals that are distributed in supermarkets and restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit www.readypac.com

MEDIA INQUIRES: For additional information, please contact Mari Abe at mabe@peppercomm.com or 415-633-3204.  

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150930/272261LOGO

 

SOURCE Ready Pac Foods



RELATED LINKS

http://www.readypac.com