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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

Press Release: Good Food Purchasing Program Receives 2018 Future Policy Award Honorable Mention

Future Policy Award 2018 crowns best policies on agroecology and sustainable food systems The “100% organic state” Sikkim in India wins Gold. Policies from Brazil, Denmark and Ecuador honoured with Silver Awards Hamburg/Rome, 12 October [...]

Press Release: Good Food Purchasing Program (LA, 2012) Shortlisted for Future Policy Award!

Champions in supporting agroecological approaches: Shortlist of Future Policy Award 2018 out now Best policies promoting agroecological approaches shortlisted for international award include candidates from Brazil, Denmark, Ecuador, India, the Philippines, Senegal, the United States [...]

City’s Milk Buying Could Help Farmers in Crisis and Workers in Need

City’s Milk Buying Could Help Farmers in Crisis and Workers in Need David Brand CityLimits.org Feature photo: Chaumtoli Huq, a CUNY Law professor and a labor lawyer, has called on New [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food

Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food Jill Harkins The Philadelphia Citizen The LA-based Center for Good Food Purchasing helps districts and governments lead the way in buying healthy food. [...]

Good Food Purchasing Comes to Buffalo

Good Food Purchasing Comes to Buffalo Newell Nussbaumer Buffalo Rising Photo: Partnership for the Public Good Public schools have never been know much for their wholesome foods served [...]

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