LAFPC April Network Meeting: A Case Study on the Good Food Purchasing Policy

April 22, 2015, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The California Endowment

From Working Group to Good Food Policy: Collective Impact in Action

A Case Study on the Good Food Purchasing Policy

april2015networkflyerv3The LA Food Policy Council looks forward to seeing you at our April Network meeting to explore collective impact in action, with a spotlight on LA’s nationally regarded Good Food Purchasing Policy. The policy, adopted in 2012 by the City of Los Angeles and LA Unified School District, provides clear standards that empower institutions to procure high quality, sustainable, fair and humanely sourced foods, while providing healthier meals to school children, seniors and public employees.

The Good Food Purchasing Policy was developed by the LA Food Policy Council’s Good Food Procurement Working Group, a cross-sector collaborative space with advocates and experts from across the food system. Learn how a shared vision for change evolved into the most comprehensive and metric-based food procurement policy in the country. Take home valuable strategies and lessons from local leaders on how to build a successful policy campaign using collective impact to advance food system change in Los Angeles and beyond.

Confirmed Discussion Leaders Include LA Food Policy Council Leadership Board Members:
Robert Gottlieb, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College
Paula Daniels, LAFPC Founder and Senior Fellow on Food Systems, Water and Climate at the Office of Governor Jerry Brown
Mary Lee, PolicyLink
Joann Lo, Food Chain Workers Alliance
M. Jill Overdorf, Coosemans Shipping of Los Angeles

with opening remarks by special guest LA Unified School District Board Member Steve Zimmer

Space is limited, RSVP now!

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Where: The California Endowment in Downtown LA
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

If you have questions about accessibility, please email Anisha at ahingorani [at] goodfoodla [dot] org.

Tentative Meeting Schedule
1:30 – 2:00 PM Registration
2:00 – 3:15 PM Opening Remarks, Presentation and Panel Discussion
3:15 – 3:45 PM Networking Session
3:45 – 5:00 PM Working Group Meetings and New Member Orientation

RSVP on Eventbrite by April 21, 2015.

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