Active city departments that participate in the Good Food Purchasing Program are Aging, Recreation and Parks, Water and Power, and Los Angeles World Airports. Each department is in a different stage of implementation and the Council is working with each to support their various efforts.
LAUSD has also been successful in shifting its food procurement to support healthy, sustainable, local, humane, and fair food. The policy has allowed LAUSD to purchase more food from local small and mid-sized farmers, with 50 to 72% of its produce sourced from within 200 miles of the district. Gold Star Foods, one of LAUSD’s main vendors, has made significant operational changes to meet Program standards. It has changed its bread recipe and now sources its wheat flour from California farms. Its drivers also joined the Teamsters Local 63 union in the summer of 2015.