What is ‘Food Justice’ and What Can You Do About It?

What is ‘Food Justice’ and What Can You Do About It?

Our mission at Everytable is to make nutritious, fresh food affordable and accessible to all. Because the truth is that the high cost of a salad & green juice makes healthy food a luxury few can afford.
The basic idea behind Food Justice is that healthy food is a human right—something every person needs and deserves–like water, shelter, and medical care. But healthy food is not treated that way in our world.

In hospitals, it’s illegal to turn people in need of medical attention away—whether they can pay or not, they receive medical care. In some sense, it’s similar with food—there are soup kitchens and food stamps to ensure folks won’t starve.But most of the food accessible in underserved communities, food banks, soup kitchens, is processed and unhealthy. It’s as if someone arrived at a hospital with a broken arm and was given an Aspirin and a band-aid.

Food is arguably the biggest driver of physical and mental health, and the fact that underserved communities don’t have access to nourishing, fresh food is nuts (and don’t even get us started on the quality of food served to people in the prison system).

So What is Everytable Doing About it?

Everytable sells healthy, delicious, made-from-scratch food, and we open locations in all neighborhoods. To ensure everyone can afford our meals, we price them according to the median household income of the neighborhoods we’re in, so a Kale Caesar salad that might cost $7.95 in Century City (a great value) will cost just $4.95 in South LA.

No matter what Everytable location you shop in, every meal you purchase, helps us open up more locations in underserved communities of LA, where we sell our meals at discounted prices. So keep coming in—so that together we can make healthy food a reality for all.

When you eat at Everytable, you bridge the divide. You help cultivate healthier communities everywhere. Our model is based in the idea of balancing the scales. For too long the scales have been tipped towards those with economic power and influence, and we are deeply committed to leading the movement to change that.

While the distance and differences between affluent and underserved neighborhoods can feel vast, the lines that separate us are not as bold as those that connect us. Together we can give everyone a seat at a longer, healthier table.

We’re crowdfunding to build a more equitable food system.

There are a few days left to invest. Join the movement today: Republic.co/Everytable