GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICY
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.
Created at the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and adopted by the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Unified School District in 2012, the Good Food Purchasing Program is now a national initiative led by The Center for Good Food Purchasing .Through the Center, the Good Food Purchasing Program provides a comprehensive set of tools, technical support, and verification system to assist institutions in meeting their Program goals and commitments.
In Los Angeles, the Good Food Purchasing Program currently touches over 11 million meals between the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Unified School District. Read all about our progress in the last five years in this report.
The Good Food Purchasing Program can be a powerful tool to fight food insecurity, invest in regenerative agriculture and support local women and minority-owned businesses across Los Angeles County. The Good Food Purchasing Policy Working Group supports the expansion of GFPP across Los Angeles County, with a focus on public food programs serving low-income residents such as the Summer Lunch Program in LA County parks, senior meals and hospital cafeterias.
Working Group Chair
Joann Lo, Co-Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance
To join this Working Group, please drop us a line here.