Each year on Food Day, the Center for Good Food Purchasing recognizes exemplary leadership of Good Food Heroes: individuals or organizations with significant accomplishments related to the Good Food Purchasing Program in the past year. Good Food Heroes have demonstrated a commitment to the Program’s five values—local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare, and nutrition—or the core tenets of racial equity, supply chain transparency and accountability, and public leadership in driving demand for Good Food.
This year, we are pleased to honor the following organizations:
- Good Food Institutional Hero: Austin Independent School District, led by Anneliese Tanner for taking innovative steps as the district strives to meet the four star level in the Good Food Purchasing Program;
- Good Food Policy Hero: Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu for sponsoring and championing a forward-looking Good Food Purchasing Policy, which prioritizes community engagement, transparency, and racial equity in the City of Boston’s Good Food Purchasing Program;
- Good Food Local Hero: Cincinnati Good Food Purchasing Coalition, led by Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center for building a broad-based, community-driven network of supporters that successfully advocated for the adoption of the Good Food Purchasing Program by Cincinnati Public Schools in January 2019;
- Good Food Value Chain Hero: DC Central Kitchen for providing high quality meals that align strongly with Program values and running a values-aligned company that provides job training and job placement for adults with barriers to employment including histories of homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse, and trauma.
Read on below for more about our Good Food Heroes’ inspiring achievements in 2019!