San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Launching a Regional Approach to Improve How Institutions Access Food

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The nationwide Good Food Purchasing Program is the first of its kind to encourage large institutions to direct their buying power toward five core values: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare and nutrition. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the institutions participating in this important program — including schools, hospitals and jails — spend more than a combined $40 million annually on food. How can they work in tandem with local farmers, distributors, advocates and government to leverage their purchasing dollars to establish a better regionally-based food system? Come hear from some of the leaders of this colossal undertaking on the new strategy they plan to implement in order to achieve this paramount goal.

  • Colleen McKinney / Center for Good Food Purchasing
  • Katie Ettman / SPUR
  • Alexandra Emmot / San Francisco Unified School District
  • Courtney Crenshaw / Healthcare Without Harm

Co-presented by the Good Food Purchasing Program


 

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