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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ROADMAP

In 2020, as more light was shed on the deep-seated problems in our food system, public awareness grew about how the system was failing to meet our needs. The Good Food Purchasing Program: A Roadmap for the Post-Pandemic Food System We Need looks toward the future, to what is possible over the next ten years if we act boldly, together, with our values and imagination as our guide.
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GOOD FOOD HEROES

The Center for Good Food Purchasing is pleased to celebrate Food Day with our recognition of our Good Food Heroes. This year we honor the Essential Workers of the Food System.
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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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THE POWER OF PROCUREMENT

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NEWS

Now Hiring: Good Food Purchasing Program Analyst

Now Hiring: Good Food Purchasing Program Analyst JOB TITLE: Good Food Purchasing Program Analyst POSTED: May 11, 2021 APPLICATIONS DUE: June 4, 2021 REPORTS TO: Director of Data Insights Organizational Summary: The Center [...]

On Being Asian/American: Reflections & Resources

On Being Asian/American: Reflections & Resources I want to offer words of inspiration, resiliency in this moment. But truthfully? I keep hearing the same thing, which echoes what I’m feeling—we are fearful, we [...]

Why We Need A Public Food Sector

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Food System Clubhouse – Paula Daniels

Food System Clubhouse – Paula Daniels @rodger Farm to Table Podcast Clubhouse is a drop-in audio chat network that now includes conversations about the food system, on Farm To Table [...]

Equity in Our Food System

Equity in Our Food System Community Commons The inequities that exist in our food system are unacceptable, and a failure to act now passes those health, economic, and environmental injustices onto [...]

Enhancing California’s Specialty Crops

Enhancing California’s Specialty Crops Mirage News The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program has awarded $450,000 to researchers in the UC Davis Center for Precision [...]

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