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.
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 SCHUMACHERGood Food Policy Hero
OAKLAND UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICTGood Food Institutional Hero
CHICAGO COALITION: GOOD FOOD PURCHASING PROGRAMGood Food Local Hero
THE POWER OF PROCUREMENT
Projected Good Food Purchasing demand in active cities
2.2 MILLION DAILY MEALS
Potential impact for major public institutions in active cities
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 [...]
NEWS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2017 CONTACT: Rodger Cooley Chicago Food Policy Action Council email@example.com 773-354-2091 Colleen McKinney Center for Good Food Purchasing firstname.lastname@example.org 206-920-0945 Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jose Oliva, 773.612.2559 Rodger Cooley, 773.354.2091, email@example.com CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO ADOPT GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICY The fourth school district in the country to adopt such a policy, [...]
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 Addie Broyles My Statesman One rainy day last fall, Anneliese Tanner scrolled through photos of sweet potatoes on her phone. The managers at some [...]
School Food Across the U.S. May Be Turning Towards Healthy Organic Food Anna Lappé Alternet When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce [...]