We know the barriers to doing more local, values-based procurement are significant — especially right now — but together we can identify and advocate for strategic investments like aggregation and distribution capacity for local products to build the reliable and resilient regional supply chains that we need. Join us on Wednesday November 10th to learn more!
The Center for Good Food Purchasing has worked alongside partners in the City of Austin Office of Sustainability for over five years to support local institutions in aligning their food purchases with their social, economic, and environmental values. Institutions like the Austin Independent School District have made significant progress by refining menus, investing in kitchen infrastructure, and updating procurements to work with local, values-aligned distributors. Lake Travis ISD joined the program in 2021 and is in the process of conducting their first baseline assessment. The Center has resources to support more institutions to get involved in Central Texas and become part of regional and national learning networks that support best practice and resource sharing and peer-led troubleshooting.
We invite you to attend an open house to learn more about the Good Food Purchasing Program, the experiences of Austin and Lake Travis ISDs, and the supportive networks in the region whose resources and expertise can support school districts in taking your values-based procurement to the next level.
Featuring Speakers From:
Austin Independent School District
Lake Travis Independent School District
City of Austin Office of Sustainability
Region 13 Education Services Center
Sustainable Food Center
National Campaign for Appropriate Technology
The Common Market