Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC)

Created in January 2011 by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to build a “Good Food system” for all of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council aims to reduce hunger, improve public health, increase equity, create good jobs, stimulate local economic activity, and foster environmental stewardship.  Its work focuses on bringing together leaders and experts from across sectors, geographies, and socio-economic communities to strengthen connections throughout the food system, and to facilitate and coordinate systemic change.  One of LAFPC’s key achievements was the development of a Good Food Purchasing Program, the most comprehensive metric-based food purchasing policy of its kind in the nation, which rates organizations’ commitment to sustainable food along five key dimensions and provides technical assistance in sourcing, monitoring progress, and measuring and recognizing success.

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