Local & Sustainable Food Procurement

BFBL_bayarea

The Local Food Procurement workgroup works with entities that purchase large volumes of food, such as city feeding programs and school districts, to increase their purchases of locally and more sustainably produced foods.

CURRENT ACTION

a) Working with the City of Oakland, the Oakland Unified School District and other institutional purchasers to develop guidelines and help identify suppliers for local and sustainable food purchasing;
b) Supporting the efforts of the Hope Collaborative to create a local food hub in Oakland; and
c) Supporting initiatives that encourage consumption of locally sourced, healthy and sustainable food among Oakland residents.