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Daniel’s Table is 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 and beyond. 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. We have been evolving ever since.
Mr. Blais has been a lifelong entrepreneur who’s design and vision for Daniel’s Table has made it 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
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.
Mr. Torres has a strong background in Non-Profit management. For over 20 years he has worked at alllevels of service delivery, providing mental health and behavioral treatment and intervention to youth and families in the greater Boston area. Mr. Torres served as Italian Home for Children’s first Training Director, working directly with renowned Psychologists to implement The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. Mr. Torres then served as Italian Home's Residential Director and then Director of Milieu Services for 8 years, continuing to innovate approaches to behavioral interventions through the use of multi-sensory environments, meditation, music and healthy eating. As Italian Home's first Director of Strategic Initiatives, he raised funding for an agricultural program, designed to incorporate a multi-faceted approach to wellbeing with traditional mental health services. Throughout his 20 years of service, Mr. Torres has collaborated with leaders in the mental health field to; design, fund, implement, and maintain multiple program initiatives which have had lasting impact on youth and families of the Commonwealth.
Mrs. Montesino has been employed with Daniel’s Table since 2013. She is fluent in all capacities of the business including but not limited to managerial duties of daily billing and accounting of funds, donor and volunteer management, and excels in her ability to constantly move heavy boxes on a regular basis.
Imagine trying to feed a hungry child without knowing who that child was or where they lived. That is the challenge most service providers are faced with and because of a lack of attention to finding those in need many children in our community go hungry.Help us by supporting our efforts to inform the entire community of our program so we have real time data that changes peoples lives.