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EPC Executive Director John McAleavey Passes Away

Last updated on June 8th, 2015 at 01:48 pm

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 John McAleavey, 80, longtime executive director of the Eastern Produce Council, passed away at his home on June 5. Vic Savanello,
 Eastern Produce Council president, said, “John’s passing takes from us a man who was instrumental in building the EPC into one of the highest respected Produce Food Councils in the nation. John’s tireless work ethic, professionalism, sacrifice, spirit and love of the EPC will leave a never-ending legacy which we have now been charged to maintain and bring to the next level. I and the entire board of directors lost a comrade and a friend; we will miss him dearly, but always be affected by him and (be) better people for knowing him! He was absolutely one of a kind and truly loved by all of us!”…

Basil Kaloyanides, second-generation member of the family that founded New England Coffee Co., passed away on June 4. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to  St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 57 Brown Street., Weston, Massachusetts,  02493  or St. Spyridon Cathedral, 102 Russell Street., Worcester, MA 01609 or to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, West, 6th Floor, Brookline, Massachusetts,  02445-7226…

A new kind of grocery store opened in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on June 4. A not-for-profit startup supermarket called The Daily Table is the brainchild of Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s. Located in Codman Square of Dorchester, The Daily Table is a retail/grocery model born out of the idea that “we can use one problem (food waste) to solve another (hunger and obesity),” said Fredi Shonkoff, Daily Table senior director. The store recovers excess food supply from supermarkets, food service companies and growers to sell at a discounted rate.



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