Contact & FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Good Food Purchasing Program?

The Good Food Purchasing Program is a way for public institutions like school districts, universities, hospitals, correctional facilities, and municipal departments to ensure that the food they buy supports their values. It provides a metric-based, flexible framework that encourages institutions to direct their buying power toward five core values: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare, and nutrition. The Good Food Purchasing Program is the first procurement model to support these food system values in equal measure. Learn more about the Program here

How can I learn more about the Good Food Purchasing Program values?

The five core values of the Program are: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare, and nutrition. These values are built on the principles of equity, accountability, and transparency. Learn more here.

How can I determine my region or institution’s food spend? Can I still use the impact calculators if I don’t know it?

Regional food spend is the total dollar estimate that public institutions in a given municipality spend on food each year. Institutional food spend is the dollar estimate that a single institution (e.g., a school district) spends on food each year. If you don’t know your food spend, that’s okay: you can select your region’s population, and a suggested food spend will appear. Suggested food spends are based on the population and average food budget for municipalities enrolled in the Good Food Purchasing Program. Note that the estimated spend does not include federal, state, or private institutional food expenditures within a region, and you may choose to replace the suggested food spend figure with a figure that better reflects your region or institution. 

How can I learn more about the methodology for the impact calculators?

We developed the impact calculations by conducting a comprehensive literature review, engaging with subject matter experts, and creating an analytic model. The results shown in the calculators are examples and not comprehensive of all the impacts or benefits of implementing each strategy.  Download the details of the methodology and sources here. If you have any additional questions or suggestions, please contact us using the form below. 

Can I save the results of the impact calculators?

At this time, you cannot save the results of the calculators. We recommend that you use the share button below each calculator to share your results or take a screenshot.

Are there plans to build more calculators or additional features?

Yes! Your feedback helps us prioritize future updates. Please use the contact form below to let us know how you are using the Good Food Impact Hub and what other features would be helpful.

How can I share the Good Food Impact Hub with others?

Please share the homepage url on your social media, website, or via email. You can also use the share button below each impact calculator to share your results. For a communications and social media toolkit, please contact us using the form below.

How can I cite the Good Food Impact Hub?

Below are two examples of how to reference the Good Food Impact Hub using APA Style Guidelines:

  • General site reference used in text: “The Center for Good Food Purchasing’s Impact Hub (impacthub.goodfoodpurchasing.org/home) offers the following…” 
  • Specific page reference for quoting or paraphrasing (example for About page): The Center for Good Food Purchasing. (2021, November 10). About. The Impact Hub. https://impacthub.goodfoodpurchasing.org/about

Can I reuse the images on this site?

All images, icons, and photography on the Good Food Impact Hub are either proprietary to the Center for Good Food Purchasing or have been procured with the expressed intent for use on this website alone. Images may not be extracted or downloaded for any purpose without express written permission by the Center for Good Food Purchasing. See photo credits here

Can my region or city be featured on the Good Food Impact Hub?

We’d love to hear your region or city’s good food purchasing story! Please complete the form below and we will reach out to learn more.

How can I report errors or provide feedback about this site?

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