FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham restaurant operated by a couple trying to end food insecurity in Framingham is closing, but not really going away.
David and Alicia Blais will close Foodie Cafe on Saturday, June 30, David announced today, June 17, but the couple plans to “go mobile” with their business with a food truck at the MWRTA/MBTA lot in downtown Framingham, later this summer.
We are becoming “the latest new business in downtown Framingham.”
David and Alicia opened Foodie Cafe in October 2011, after closing a place called a “Little Something.” The East Walpole location operated for 7 years.
Foodie Cafe is located at 102 Fountain Street, across from Loring Arena.
The couple also run a nonprofit called Daniel’s Table, the goal of which is to end food insecurity in Framingham. It was created in November 2011.
Daniel’s Table provides free meals to Framingham Public School students and their families, MassBay students, and many in Framingham.
The profits from Foodie Cafe helped to support the mission of Daniel’s Table.
“Our faith tells us that if we can end hunger in Framingham, other cities and towns across America will come here to view our model and Daniel’s Table will reach out across the USA,” said Blais.
David said they hope to be serving food with the food truck by around July 9, if all the permits are approved.
Photo courtesy of Foodie Cafe
UPDATED: Originally posted on June 17. Updated on June 22 for the opening date of around July 9 at 1:35 p.m.