It all began when Paddy started volunteering at a local food pantry. He noticed the demographic and cultural shift in people needing food assistance. Conversing with the people in line and noticing the bartering of hand out, he found that most of them did not have access to quality food or did not know how or have time to cook.
Over a cup of coffee with his friends in Oakland, the broad outline of Daily Bowl began to take shape. After countless cups of coffee, data gathering, white board sessions, advice and guidance, Daily Bowl was born to provide food sustenance to those in need.