Food insecurity is often due to a lack of financial resources or access to grocery store. In 2018, it was estimated that 1 in 9 Americans suffer from food insecurity.Because the cost of living and rent is so high and the margins for a grocery store are low, Massachusetts is especially vulnerable to food insecurity (lack of access to food).
Why Dry Bulk Foods?
Buying in bulk is good for the planet and your wallet. Buying in bulk uses less packaging and cardboard than your regular grocery store while providing a larger selection of foods. Since we supply larger quantities, you save with lower unit costs. Think about saving 20 cents on an item that you use daily -- that's $73.00 in savings per year!
Local food travels shorter distances, which requires less fossil fuel, carbon emissions, and has less environmental impact.
All orders are individually packaged in paper, waxed paper & tin tie paper bags with a biodegradable liner.
Pick up locations
Orders can be picked up at partnered businesses in the following locations (info sent to customer once order is placed):
CohassetMore locations coming. Sign up for our mailing list or follow us on social media for more information on new pickup locations!
We are currently filling orders at Commonwealth Kitchen which is a pickup location along with the locations above.
Need larger quantities than listed online? Just email us your order!
There is a flat $25 fee for deliveries.
Orders over $200 include free delivery.
We encourage neighbors & family to order together to save on delivery.
(Just choose Commonwealth Kitchen from the pickup list and put the delivery info in the notes box.)
A huge appreciation goes to....
Joanne Kaliontzis for designing my extraordinary logo!
Rob Ackman & SCORE for guiding me through the long journey to launch
Founder Alys Myers was a longtime employee of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Chaired the Recycling Committee where she managed environmental & sustainability projects. As a lifetime artist who did her graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London, she has a keen eye for society and culture.
During a period of reflection after leaving MGH, Alys was driven to create a sustainable grocery model based on her experiences with the projects at MGH. After learning Massachusetts ranks as third in the nation for food insecurity Alys was inspired to focus on a company that served communities in Boston who do not have easy access to a grocery store by delivering dry bulk foods to them. Selling food in bulk is a great way to reduce the need for food packaging and plastic, and she wanted to sell it in the quantity that was needed, rather than the arbitrary quantity set by manufacturers of packaged foods.
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