NEW YORK2017-08-25T16:09:30+00:00

Project Description

GET INVOLVED IN NEW YORK

LOCAL CONTEXT

The Food Chain Workers Alliance, Community Food Advocates, the City University of New York (CUNY) Urban Food Policy Institute, and the Center for Good Food Purchasing are currently collaborating on the NYC Good Food Purchasing Campaign and building a coalition of local supporters. The campaign will include three phases: research, adoption, and implementation. During the research phase, our team will produce evidence that will inform a campaign for adopting the Good Food Purchasing Program in New York City, including a baseline assessment of one pilot institution to evaluate current purchasing practices.

FCWA has begun building a coalition of stakeholders who represent the five value categories of the Program. This multi-sectoral cadre of leaders is invested in the campaign for adoption and implementation in NYC and coalition meetings are underway, focusing on identifying initial next steps for the campaign, including the need for more research of the local food system and a baseline assessment of institutions serving food. Collecting supply chain data will garner support for Program adoption by directly engaging allies, local institutions, and government agencies.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED

  • ASPCA

  • ALIGN

  • Brandworkers

  • Bronx Health Reach

  • Community Food Advocates

  • CTZNWell

  • City Harvest

  • NRDC

  • Rural Migrant Ministry

  • RWDSU

  • School Food FOCUS

  • Strong Economy for All

  • Teamsters

  • Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy
  • UFCW