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THE GOOD FOOD PURCHASING PROGRAM

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.

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THE PROGRAM

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.

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THE POLICY

The Good Food Purchasing Policy defines the specific goals and benchmarks that a particular city, school district or public institution adopts as part of its local governance.

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THE CAMPAIGN

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.

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“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

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City’s Milk Buying Could Help Farmers in Crisis and Workers in Need

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

City’s Milk Buying Could Help Farmers in Crisis and Workers in Need David Brand CityLimits.org Feature photo: Chaumtoli Huq, a CUNY Law professor and a labor lawyer, has called on New [...]

What if School Lunch Programs Promoted Public Health, Good Jobs, and the Environment?

May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

What if School Lunch Programs Promoted Public Health, Good Jobs, and the Environment? Anna Lappé and Jose Oliva The Nation From LA to Cook County, local governments are using their [...]

Chicago Food Policy Action Council applauds Cook County adoption of Good Food Purchasing Program

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:     Rodger Cooley, Executive Director May 16, 2018 cfpacinfo@gmail.com Mobile: 312-354-2091 Chicago Food Policy Action Council applauds Cook County adoption of Good Food Purchasing Program New measure will ensure transparency in [...]

Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future Kristine Sherred Civil Eats When Leslie Fowler asked America’s largest chicken producers to increase their supply of antibiotic-free poultry, they [...]

Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food

May 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food Jill Harkins The Philadelphia Citizen The LA-based Center for Good Food Purchasing helps districts and governments lead the way in buying healthy food. [...]

Good Food Purchasing Comes to Buffalo

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Good Food Purchasing Comes to Buffalo Newell Nussbaumer Buffalo Rising Photo: Partnership for the Public Good Public schools have never been know much for their wholesome foods served [...]

How Cities are Improving Animal Welfare in our Food System

March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

How Cities are Improving Animal Welfare in our Food System Leah Galitzdorfer CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute The nomination of our nation’s new Secretary of Agriculture is imminent—likely to occur over [...]

Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food Purchasing Program for City of Chicago

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

NEWS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2017 CONTACT: Rodger Cooley Chicago Food Policy Action Council cfpacinfo@gmail.com 773-354-2091 Colleen McKinney Center for Good Food Purchasing cmckinney@goodfoodpurchasing.org 206-920-0945 Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food [...]

Farm-to-School Movement Fights for a Foothold in Corn Belt Cafeterias

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Farm-to-School Movement Fights for a Foothold in Corn Belt Cafeterias Emeline Posner In These Times As the movement for a local and ethical food system continues to gain traction, school [...]

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