With 1 out of every 6 people in the USA going hungry, consumers are confused by the ‘Sell-by’, ‘best-by’ and ‘use-by’ dates when it comes to throwing items out and subsequently, $165 billion dollars worth of food is wasted every year.
But the former president of Trader Joe’s believes he has come up with a plausible solution.
In June, Doug Rauch will launch The Daily Table; a grocery store and restaurant that will be located in Dorchester, Mass. The grocery store will offer inexpensive food considered ‘unsellable’ by regular grocery stores.
Some of the available items will be expired fruits and vegetables, and re-purposed food which will be incorporated into hot meals. Other items for sale will be products that are fine to eat but may have damaged packaging.
“Most families know that they’re not giving their kids the nutrition they need. But they just can’t afford it, they don’t have an option,” Rauch recently told Salon.
His big idea: Make healthy food available for the working poor at the same price as fast food by using expired food.
Sounds like a plan to us, sir.
So would you go shopping at The Daily Table or think it’s a good idea? Let us know what you think.
Read more about this here and watch Doug Rauch talk about his great idea in the NBC News video below.