Alameda County Passes Resolution Bringing “Good Food” to Correctional Facilities

Alameda County Passes Resolution Bringing “Good Food” to Correctional Facilities Contact: Katie Ettman, SPUR kettman@spur.org Alameda County, Calif. (January 26, 2021) — Jail food is notoriously terrible. A recent report by Oakland-based nonprofit Impact Justice exposed how millions of people in the prison system are subjected to undernourishment, fed an unhealthy diet linked to [...]

2021-02-02T23:14:15+00:00January 26th, 2021|

Local Food Producers May Get Priority In Alameda County

Local Food Producers May Get Priority In Alameda County Bea Karnes Patch.com The Good Food Purchasing Policy is touted as a way to boost the local economy while increasing the quality of food. ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Alameda County prisoners may soon be able to indulge their inner foodies. Alameda County Supervisors plan [...]

2021-02-02T23:45:56+00:00January 25th, 2021|

City and County of San Francisco Pass Good Food Purchasing Ordinance

City and County of San Francisco Pass Good Food Purchasing Ordinance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Ettman, SPUR kettman@spur.org San Francisco, Calif. (August 21, 2020) — The City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a landmark ordinance this month to introduce standards and goals for food [...]

2021-02-02T23:48:00+00:00August 21st, 2020|

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

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 purchasing power to transform the food system. Eleven billion dollars. That’s the total tally of the national school-food program in [...]

2018-05-25T22:13:09+00:00May 25th, 2018|

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

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 food systems and generate millions in revenue for local farmers, food-based businesses, and communities CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Today, the Chicago [...]

2021-02-02T23:49:11+00:00May 16th, 2018|

Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future

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 gave her “the Heisman hand” and turned down the chief nutrition and facilities officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). But [...]

2018-05-30T22:15:39+00:00May 14th, 2018|