About Us

Our Values






Our Mission

Our mission is to create food security through nutrition and education as the catalyst to empower individuals and families to reach their full potential. Daniel’s Table achieves this mission through continuous innovation of programming and outreach, service provision conducted with compassion and dignity and education that is respectful of culture and diversity.

Empowering Our Local Community

We support local families and individuals in need, with a focus on locally sourced, nutritious foods whenever possible. Our goal is to find the “hidden hungry,” those folks who struggle with food security but are not eligible for or are not currently being served by traditional food programs. To accomplish this goal, we strive to introduce innovative programs which enrich the lives of our community and provide much needed support to our neighbors in need.

Ways YOU Can Support Our Mission

Donate Groceries & Goods

Contribute to Our Campaigns

Become a Volunteer

Run a Food Drive

Our Story

Daniel’s Table was born 9 years ago. David and Alicia Blais purchased, owned, and operated a restaurant in the City of Framingham. During their first few years of serving the community, they realized food insecurity was a significant problem for their “neighbors” in Framingham. Having the compassion and expertise to combat the hunger problem they saw around them; they were compelled to act. They believed their business and culinary acumen provided a strong foundation. A foundation that would allow them to address the complex issues confronting the City. On September 14, 2016 Daniel’s Table became a registered 501(c)3 organization. Daniel’s Table has been evolving ever since.

Meet Our Founders

David Blais

Mr. Blais has been a lifelong entrepreneur whose design and vision for Daniel’s Table has made the non-profit a food security leader in the community. Always focused on never-ending improvement, Mr. Blais has implemented innovative solutions that creatively deal with difficult social issues like food insecurity and its social impact.

Alicia Blais

Mrs. Blais is the “rock” that keeps Daniel’s Table focused. Her passion for those in need is only surpassed by her love of children. This passion for our city’s youngest is demonstrated through her role as Director of Programming and her educational and entertaining talks throughout the Framingham Public Schools. Mrs. Blais brings over 35 years of restaurant management experience to our non-profit mission. She is dedicated to seeing our community become the first city in the nation to achieve food security.

Meet the Team

Sandra Montesino, Daniel's Table

Sandra Montesino

Executive Team Member

Renatha Marques

Executive Team Member

Arlene Bryer, Director of Development and Strategic Planning at Daniel's Table

Arlene Bryer

Director of Development and Strategic Planning
 Board of Directors

Andy Limeri • Sarah Stysiack • John Lynch • Andrea Lynch • Anthony Ortiz • Risa Lifshatz • Jack VanWoerkum

Tax Info

All donations made to Daniel’s Table (EIN #47-3166043) are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The IRS requires us to inform you that the amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount of any money (and the value of any property, other than money) contributed by you over the value of the goods or services provided by the organization. No goods or services were provided by the organization.