One of the most innovative developments at Family Table in the past year has been the growth of the Family Table “Marketplace.” The Marketplace offers clients the opportunity to pack their own groceries, choosing products as they wish. Our clients tell us how much they appreciate the opportunity to make their own choices of item, brand, and hechsher. Imagine this scene:
 
The sun is setting and Family Table Marketplace is winding down after a busy afternoon. As she does each month, Susan* arrives and begins working her way around the room. She works deliberately, examining each label and consulting on the phone before she adds each item to her bag. I approach her to inquire if there are special things that she is looking for. Susan explains that she’s shopping for her mother, who has diabetes, and that she must be very careful about her choices…”

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