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FRAMINGHAM – David Blais, who co-founded Daniel’s Table with his wife Alicia, announced today, November 20, he will step down as the executive director of the organization as of November 24.

“It has been an inspiring 10 years and a life changing time for Alicia and I. Together our team has been instrumental in helping those most challenged in our community find a safe resource for healthy food and we are thankful to all of the volunteers and donors that made it all possible. Over the years there have been thousands of stories, tears of sorrow and joy and plenty of laughs. This has been the most rewarding time in my life and a bigger calling makes this the perfect time to step away,” posted Blais on social media.

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“Though I am stepping down at Daniel’s Table I will be stepping up to lead a collaborative effort combining proprietary technology, regional business entrepreneurial leadership and government legislation to solve hunger on a local, regional and national level,” wrote Blais.

On November 25, “Sandra Montesino will step into my place and lead Daniel’s Table into the future. I am proud to have worked beside her and I am confident that Sandra, Alicia and Renatha will continue to expand Daniel’s Table’s services and grow our reputation as one of the most progressive non profit organizations in MetroWest,” wrote Blais.

Blais is asking the public to make a donation to Daniel’s table this holiday season. He said the donation will be matched up to $15,000.

To donate, click here.

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Daniel’s Table “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.”

Earlier this fall, Blais was at the White House for a summit to end food insecurity.

Alicia & David Blais

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