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Policy Link’s Equitable Development Toolkit for Local Food Procurement

Food procurement―how and from whom food is purchased by an organization and institution―is a platform for which the public sector can harness purchasing power to create more equitable food systems for those who have historically been absent from these institutional markets including small and mid-sized family farmers, food entrepreneurs of color, and local distributors and processors.

This past March, PolicyLink published this Local Food Procurement Toolkit to provide an overview of how stakeholders can advocate for and implement local food procurement policies that ensure the equitable improvement of local and regional food systems, using case studies like our very own Good Food Purchasing Policy as examples. The toolkit reviews how to support procurement policies, identifying key players and challenges as well as an the economic, food system, public health, environmental and consumer benefits. Check it out!

Equitable Development Toolkit: Local Food Procurement