Come to a public launch event for the Good Food Buffalo Coalition on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, and learn about what is going on to bring the Good Food Purchasing Program to Buffalo.
This family-friendly event will take place at Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts, PS #192, 450 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209, and includes refreshments and speakers.
Come get more information on:
- Why good food purchasing?
- School food in Buffalo
- Student & Parent Voices
- National Support
- Food workers rights
- Local partners
- And more!
The Good Food Purchasing Program encourages large institutions to direct their buying power toward five core values: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare, and nutrition. The Program provides a flexible framework to support cities in creating benchmarks around the five values. In many cases, these goals build on existing local momentum to expand good food in the region and work in tandem with ongoing efforts.
In Los Angeles—where it was adopted by the city and the school district in 2012—the Program impacts 750,000 meals a day and has shifted millions of dollars towards suppliers aligned with Good Food values. The Program has also been adopted in Oakland, San Francisco, Austin, and Chicago, with active campaigns in other cities like Minneapolis and Cincinnati. The work of developing, adopting, and maintaining the Program is supported by the Los Angeles-based Center for Good Food Purchasing, along with national and local partners.
Will Buffalo be the next good food city?