Day: September 29, 2016

Everytable: “Making affordable, healthy food a reality for all”

Written by Pauline Mikhail, Staff Writer Imagine walking into a restaurant that offers healthy food at unbeatable fast food prices. Who would complain about that? Everytable, a new restaurant in South L.A., is the new go-to for healthy affordable food. “The idea for Everytable was inspired by my personal passion for food justice, not a dream of becoming a restaurant owner,” co-owner Sam Polk said. “In 2013, I became aware of the issue of food deserts, low-income communities where there is little fresh food for sale, and tons and tons of fast food.” His desire to change the way fresh food was sold at such a high rate started with Groceryships. Polk, founder of Groceryships, described the organization as “a nonprofit working at the intersection of obesity and poverty.” There he met David Foster, now the co-founder of Everytable, where Foster volunteered and later joined the team full-time. In 2014, Polk and Foster collectively came up with the idea of Everytable. However, it is much more than a restaurant, said Polk. “It is about building a …