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WHO WE ARE

We’re a coalition of local and national partners across the United States working to expand the Good Food Purchasing Program.

We encourage cities, school districts, and public institutions throughout the country to join the movement in adopting and implementing the Program.

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THE CAMPAIGN

The Good Food Purchasing Campaign encourages large institutions to direct their buying power toward five core values – local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare and nutrition – using the Good Food Purchasing Program to guide their efforts. The Program provides a flexible framework to support cities in creating benchmarks for procurement around the five values. In many cases, these goals build on existing local momentum to expand good food in the region and work in tandem with ongoing efforts.

Every city’s efforts are different, but there are key features that are critical to a campaign’s success:

“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

WHY PROCUREMENT

Changing the food system means creating a system based on values. It means understanding relationships between distributors, vendors, and their suppliers and increasing transparency along the entire supply chain.

Every year, public institutions across the United States – from school districts to city governments – spend billions of dollars on food purchases. They have the opportunity to lead the movement for food system change and express their community’s values while influencing supply chains.

PARTNERS

The coalition is facilitated by the leadership of the Center for Good Food Purchasing and the Food Chain Workers Alliance.

The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations focused on improving wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain and currently supports campaign development and the organizing of local, multi-sectoral coalitions who lay the foundation for GFPP adoption, implementation, and beyond.

The Center manages the Good Food Purchasing Program, together with participating institutions to establish supply chain transparency from farm to fork, evaluate how current purchasing practices align with the Good Food Purchasing Standards, assist with goal setting, measure progress annually, and celebrate institutional successes in shifting towards a values-based purchasing model.

WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR THE DEDICATED WORK OF OUR LOCAL AND NATIONAL PARTNERS:

LEARN MORE ABOUT LOCAL PARTNERS LEADING CAMPAIGNS IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LOCAL PARTNERS LEADING CAMPAIGNS IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES: