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The Center for Good Food Purchasing 2018-04-09T21:19:18+00:00

The Good Food Purchasing Program transforms the way public institutions purchase food by creating a transparent and equitable food system built on five core values: local economies, health, valued workforce, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability. The Center for Good Food Purchasing provides a comprehensive set of tools, technical support, and verification system to assist institutions in meeting their Program goals and commitments.

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FIRST-EVER FIVE STAR RATING AWARDED

Boulder Valley School District’s School Food Project was awarded our first-ever five star Good Food Provider rating following a baseline assessment of its institutional procurement practices.
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FOOD DAY HEROES

The Center for Good Food Purchasing is pleased to celebrate Food Day 2017 with our recognition of our Food Day Heroes. This year we honor a Good Food Institutional Partner, a Good Food Local Partner, and a Good Food Policy Hero.
GUS SCHUMACHER
GUS SCHUMACHERGood Food Policy Hero
OAKLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
OAKLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTGood Food Institutional Hero
CHICAGO COALITION: GOOD FOOD PURCHASING PROGRAM
CHICAGO COALITION: GOOD FOOD PURCHASING PROGRAMGood Food Local Hero

THE POWER OF PROCUREMENT

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NEWS

We’re hiring! Apply to join our team as a Good Food Purchasing Specialist

JOB TITLE: Good Food Purchasing Specialist POSTED: April 2018 APPLICATIONS DUE: May 13 REPORTS TO: Associate Director Organizational Summary: The Center for Good Food Purchasing uses the power of procurement and partnerships to create a transparent [...]

Lunchroom Leadership in Boulder Valley: First ever 5-star rating awarded

The results are in! We have been busy at the Center crunching the numbers for Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) School Food Project to analyze their baseline purchasing practices. We expected to see an impressive [...]

Honoring our Food Day Heroes

The Center for Good Food Purchasing is pleased to celebrate Food Day 2017 with our recognition of our Food Day Heroes. This year we honor a Good Food Institutional Partner, a Good Food Local [...]

Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food Purchasing Program for City of Chicago

NEWS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2017 CONTACT: Rodger Cooley Chicago Food Policy Action Council cfpacinfo@gmail.com 773-354-2091 Colleen McKinney Center for Good Food Purchasing cmckinney@goodfoodpurchasing.org 206-920-0945 Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food [...]

Chicago Public School Board Votes to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jose Oliva, 773.612.2559  Rodger Cooley, 773.354.2091, cfpacinfo@gmail.com   CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO ADOPT GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICY The fourth school district in the country to adopt such a policy, [...]

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

Chicken nearly disappeared from L.A. school lunches. Now, it's making a comeback Howard Blume L.A. Times For more than a year, one of the foods Los Angeles students like best has been all but [...]

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

Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch Kristine Wong Civil Eats Emphasizing higher-quality meat and plant-based proteins has helped the California school district reduce its school lunches' carbon [...]

School Food Director Embraces Buying Power, Diversity to Improve Menus

School Food Director Embraces Buying Power, Diversity to Improve Menus Addie Broyles My Statesman One rainy day last fall, Anneliese Tanner scrolled through photos of sweet potatoes on her phone. The managers at some [...]

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