Transforming the way public institutions purchase food by creating a transparent and equitable food system built on five core values: local economies, health, valued workforce, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability. The Good Food Purchasing Program is the first procurement model in the country to support these food system values in equal measure.
The Good Food Purchasing Program provides a comprehensive set of tools, technical support, and resources to support public institutions in shifting toward a procurement model that puts local economies, nutrition, a valued workforce, environmental sustainability and animal welfare front and center.
The Campaign includes organizations, advocates and allies who support the values at the heart of the Good Food Purchasing Program and are working to spread the Program across the country, encouraging school districts, cities and public institutions to adopt local policies.
“We didn’t have to invent the purchasing process from scratch. We could have assistance from a tried-and-true process. At the same time, develop our own goals and processes that would reflect our values in our community.”
Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager, City of Austin
“Our contracts are an expression of our values. We intend to use the contracting process to leverage important changes in the agricultural industry.”
Steve Zimmer, Los Angeles Unified School District Board President
Partnership for Public Good Hails Agenda Accomplishments, Urges More Progress Michael Mroziak WBFO The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. [...]
In February 2019, Austin Independent School District (AISD) adopted the Good Food Purchasing Program as part of its commitment to use its food purchases to promote the production and consumption of healthy, fair, and sustainable [...]
Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance Andrea Germanos Common Dreams Food justice advocates heaped praise on Boston Monday after the city's legislative body unanimously passed an ordinance that [...]
Media contact: Taylor Billings firstname.lastname@example.org 617-695-2525 The Good Food Purchasing Program will bring healthy, sustainable and ethically sourced food to the city. BOSTON -- Today, the Boston City Council unanimously voted to advance a [...]