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The Power of Institutional Purchasing

Public institutions like school districts, universities, hospital systems, correctional facilities, municipal parks, and aging services have enormous purchasing power, spending billions of dollars every year on food. Through transformative policies that align these public food dollars with key values, cities can drive large-scale market shifts that create benefits across their regions, building a healthier food system for people, animals, and the planet.

A Values-Based Framework for Food Purchasing

The food system we envision is possible. To get there, we must collectively act with courage, conviction, and a shared vision. Explore the benefits to your community of implementing these key food purchasing strategies.

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