Daily Table opens new location in Salem

Date: September 13, 2023


Daily Table, a Boston-based nonprofit grocery store chain dedicated to providing nutritious, delicious, and truly affordable food to those communities most in need, has opened a fifth store, located in Salem.

Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll joined Salem Mayor Dominick Pangallo and other local officials at a ribbon cutting and grand opening earlier this month. Daily Table also has locations in Cambridge, Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury.

“The need for affordable nutrition has never been greater. Daily Table is incredibly excited to have this opportunity to serve customers from Salem and surrounding areas with this new store, said Rob Twyman, Daily Table Chief Executive Officer. “As food inflation rises and federal assistance wanes, Daily Table is pleased to be able to support an additional community with great food at the lowest possible prices, best quality, and accessibility.“

This new, bright, colorful Daily Table store offers a selection of fresh produce, meat and dairy, and other grocery staples at prices that are significantly lower than other supermarkets. Daily Table also offers an ever-changing selection of convenient, delicious prepared foods, made fresh daily at our commissary kitchen in Dorchester.

“As the former mayor of Salem, I know how important organizations like Daily Table are for our communities,” Driscoll said. “Access to fresh, healthy and affordable food is one of the most critical needs facing our state, especially in light of the recent farm floods. This new location will help families in Salem get the nutrition they need at affordable and accessible costs.”

Everything edible in Daily Table stores, including the prepared foods, are eligible to be used with benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP customers also receive an additional 50 percent discount (up to a $5 discount daily) on already low fresh fruit and vegetable prices through the Double Up Food Bucks program. Daily Table will also be offering free delivery for SNAP customers who order online and live within a 2-mile radius in the coming weeks.

The new Daily Table is located in the Point, a historic neighborhood in Salem. The store is part of a building with 51 mixed-income apartment homes of one, two and three bedroom layouts. The Point neighborhood is majority Hispanic/Latino with a median household income of $47,515. The new Daily Table will provide critically-needed access to healthy affordable food and groceries.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Daily Table to Salem and to the Point neighborhood in particular. As the rate of food insecurity in Massachusetts approaches its May 2020 pandemic peak, the positive impact of Daily Table’s nonprofit grocery model cannot be overstated,” Pangallo said. “The expansion of Daily Table into Salem is an opportunity to improve food security in our community and combat inequities and barriers to accessing healthy food. We’re dedicated to providing all Salem residents with access to nutritious and affordable food, and our partnership with Daily Table is one more way that we’re delivering on that commitment.”

The new Salem store has four bright, fun, beautiful murals, all designed and painted by local mural artist Anna Dugan (known as artist Annadidathing). The inspiration behind the murals came directly from the Salem community, with the hope of connecting with the neighborhood and making all feel welcome.

Daily Table Salem is located at 135 Lafayette Street and is staffed with team members hired directly from the Salem community. Daily Table is proud to pay its team members a living wage. The store’s hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome to shop, and the store accepts cash, credit, and SNAP.