The Center for Good Food Purchasing was created in 2015 to guide the national expansion of the Good Food Purchasing Program, a replicable model which was developed by the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) and tested in Los Angeles beginning in 2012. The Center for Good Food Purchasing works with national partners, local food policy councils and grassroots coalitions, administrators, and elected officials in cities across the country to scale the Good Food Purchasing model. To read more about the Good Food Purchasing Program in Los Angeles, visit the LAFPC website.
The model was developed by a multi-stakeholder working group with expertise in labor, nutrition, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, agriculture, processing, distribution and institutional food procurement. Nearly 100 national, state, and local food system experts provided recommendations and feedback on the policy, which was developed as a framework for institutions of all types and sizes and across locations.