STORIES & SUCCESSES

The adoption and implementation of the Good Food Purchasing Program is currently being explored in multiple cities. The work of developing, adopting and upholding the Program—regardless of the city—is supported by the Center for Good Food Purchasing, along with national and local partners within each city. Here are a few examples of Good Food Purchasing efforts underway:
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CITIES THAT HAVE FORMALLY ADOPTED GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICIES

LOS ANGELES

The Good Food Purchasing Program was developed by the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and tested in Los Angeles beginning in 2012 with the adoption by the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The Los Angeles Good Food Purchasing Program impacts 750,000 meals a day and has shifted millions of dollars toward suppliers aligned with Program values. Learn more about early Program impacts in LA here.

Chicken nearly disappeared from L.A. school lunches. Now, it’s making a comeback

April 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Chicken nearly disappeared from L.A. school lunches. Now, it’s making a comeback

Good Food Rising: An Evening To Celebrate GFPP Successes

November 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Good Food Rising: An Evening To Celebrate GFPP Successes

How One Groundbreaking Set of Rules is Changing the Food in L.A. Schools and the System Behind It

June 27th, 2016|Comments Off on How One Groundbreaking Set of Rules is Changing the Food in L.A. Schools and the System Behind It

Tracking the Ripple Effects of LA’s Good Food Purchasing Program

January 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Tracking the Ripple Effects of LA’s Good Food Purchasing Program

Shaping Food Policy From The Ground Up

December 1st, 2015|Comments Off on Shaping Food Policy From The Ground Up

L.A. Unified to Ban the Purchase of Chicken Raised with Antibiotics

December 1st, 2014|Comments Off on L.A. Unified to Ban the Purchase of Chicken Raised with Antibiotics

Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers?

November 4th, 2014|Comments Off on Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers?

LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition

October 17th, 2014|Comments Off on LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco recently became the second city to formally adopt the Good Food Purchasing Program through policy. The San Francisco Unified School District, which serves 6 million meals per year, unanimously approved the district’s participation in the Good Food Purchasing Program on May 24, 2016.

San Francisco Unified School District Signing Ceremony

November 15th, 2016|Comments Off on San Francisco Unified School District Signing Ceremony

Good Food Rising: An Evening To Celebrate GFPP Successes

November 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Good Food Rising: An Evening To Celebrate GFPP Successes

San Francisco Joins the Good Food Movement

July 7th, 2016|Comments Off on San Francisco Joins the Good Food Movement

San Francisco’s Schools Adopt a Good Food Framework

June 29th, 2016|Comments Off on San Francisco’s Schools Adopt a Good Food Framework

SFUSD wants its food suppliers to fork over meal sources

May 26th, 2016|Comments Off on SFUSD wants its food suppliers to fork over meal sources

San Francisco District adopts Good Food Purchasing Program

May 25th, 2016|Comments Off on San Francisco District adopts Good Food Purchasing Program

OAKLAND

In 2014, Oakland Unified School District, with support and endorsement from the Oakland Food Policy Council, became the first institution outside of Los Angeles to participate in the Good Food Purchasing Program. In November 2016, Oakland Unified School District Board of Education formally adopted the Good Food Purchasing Program.

Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch

March 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch

Oakland Unified School District Adopts the Good Food Purchasing Program

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland Unified School District Adopts the Good Food Purchasing Program

Already a Leader, OUSD Ups Ante on Feeding Students

December 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Already a Leader, OUSD Ups Ante on Feeding Students

Oakland Schools Embrace Good Food Plan

November 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland Schools Embrace Good Food Plan

Fresh Approach with Farm-to-School Meals in Oakland

November 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Fresh Approach with Farm-to-School Meals in Oakland

Good Food Rising: An Evening To Celebrate GFPP Successes

November 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Good Food Rising: An Evening To Celebrate GFPP Successes

OUSD Aims to Put Its Money Where Its Values Are

October 25th, 2016|Comments Off on OUSD Aims to Put Its Money Where Its Values Are

ACTIVE CAMPAIGNS