Participation in the Good Food Purchasing Program by all public Denver institutions could*:
Create 33 local jobs equivalent to $1.64 million in annual local wages
Denver’s plan to build a strong regional food economy includes creating food workforce development programs and supporting community ownership of food businesses.
Reduce chronic disease risk by 1.48% equivalent to $118,000 in annual healthcare savings
The city prioritizes children's nutrition by providing healthy food and food-based education for Denver’s youth.
Engage community members in defining their food system
Community partnerships and stakeholder input are central to Denver’s vision for an inclusive, vibrant, healthy, and resilient food system.
*Impacts are calculated based on estimated annual regional food spend. These are the estimated impacts of increasing 30% of current spending on local products and increasing 30% of current purchases of fruits and vegetables, without changing total food spend. For additional detail, download the methodology.
"The Good Food Purchasing Program has spurred Denver institutions to use their purchasing power to support Colorado producers and essential workers while ensuring public contracts reflect community values."
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