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
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