Sam Polk was featured on an excellent PBS Newshour segment that highlighted his new venture, Everytable, as well as his first nonprofit, Groceryships, and his recently published memoir, “For the Love of Money.”
Groceryships is a comprehensive nutritional education program for low-income families to promote a more empowered and informed relationship with grocery shopping, cooking, and food for healthier eating.
Polk conceived of Everytable as a way of competing with ubiquitous fast food in poor communities. The aim is to provide delicious, healthy, easy, and affordable grab-and-go meals to families in neighborhoods where there are few healthy options. Everytable, which was also covered in a recent New York Times story, is trying the innovative strategy of setting prices according to the neighborhood — the same meal will cost $4 in South LA and $8 in downtown LA — to make nutritious food available and affordable in “food deserts” across the country.
Polk’s memoir, “For the Love of Money,” about his decision to abandon his Wall Street career, was published by Scribner in July, and received this great review on The New Yorker.com.