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This Award Winner Wants Everyone to Have Good Food

How 2018 Leadership Award honoree Doug Rauch is changing retail

JBF Editors

July 24, 2018


Each year, the JBF Leadership Awards honor five individuals responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world. Our 2018 recipients come from all sectors of the food system, from retail to farming to the halls of Washington, D.C. Despite their disparate titles and roles, what unites these visionaries is their desire to see more equity, opportunity, and innovation in the journey from field to plate.

2018 Leadership Award honoree Doug Rauch opened the first Daily Table in Boston in 2015, after decades of work in the food industry, including 14 years as president of Trader Joe's. The innovative, not-for-profit grocery store now has two Boston-area outposts, and their shelves are stocked with donations of excess food products—all of which meet certain standards of nutrition, are SNAP eligible, and are priced well below market rate. Learn more about Rauch's work in the video above.

See the full list of 2018 and past Leadership Award recipients and learn more about the Awards.