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The Center for Good Food Purchasing 2018-10-24T15:26:53+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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GOOD FOOD HEROES

The Center for Good Food Purchasing is pleased to celebrate Food Day 2018 with our recognition of our Good Food Heroes. This year we honor a Good Food Institutional Partner, a Good Food Local Partner, and a Good Food Policy Hero.
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COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSGood Food Policy Hero
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTGood Food Institutional Hero
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 63 & JOINT COUNCIL 42
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 63 & JOINT COUNCIL 42Good Food Local Hero

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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THE POWER OF PROCUREMENT

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NEWS

Celebrating Food Day 2018 by Honoring our Good Food Heroes

Each year on Food Day, the Center for Good Food Purchasing recognizes the exemplary leadership of Good Food Heroes—individuals or organizations with significant accomplishments in some aspect of their work in the Good Food [...]

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

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

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

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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 [...]

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Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food

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