The Good Food Purchasing Program is a coordinated local-national initiative that harnesses the power of procurement to create a transparent and equitable food system, which prioritizes the health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment.
Through the Good Food Purchasing Program, cities, school districts and major institutions have access to tools and technical assistance that allow them to assess baseline purchasing practices, set goals and an action plan to increase Good Food purchases over time, track progress, and celebrate success. The Good Food Purchasing Program complements and enhances existing Good Food procurement efforts, like Farm to School, and supports institutions in providing healthy, high-quality meals.
The Good Food Purchasing Program provides a framework for building a unified national movement, bridging individual efforts in cities across the United States. It taps into the existing work of local multi-sectoral coalitions of labor unions, food and worker justice organizations, environmental, public health advocates, and animal welfare groups, and agencies in each participating city to ensure the policy addresses local needs and builds local ownership.