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LAUSD’s Push for Local Foods Boosts Area Economy

Los Angeles Unified School District’s recent commitment to purchase more locally-sourced foods has already made a difference in the area’s economy, creating new jobs and an increased demand for foods made in Southern California. As the second major institution to enroll in LAFPC’s Good Food Purchasing Program, LAUSD now buys locally for at least 50% of its overall $125-million food budget, about double the proportion of two years ago, according to David Binkle, the district’s food services director.

For the full story: L.A. Unified’s local food push is healthy for area economy too.

Published on November 24, 2013 in the Los Angeles Times by Teresa Watanabe