Municipal food procurement law in New York requires municipal institutions – schools, hospitals, shelters, etc. – to choose the “lowest responsible bidder” when purchasing food. Unfortunately, this requirement fails to account for factors such as environmental sustainability, racial equity, fair labor practices, local economies, nutrition quality, and animal welfare.
The Good Food NY bill would give municipal institutions the option to engage in values-based food procurement.
WE CALL ON NEW YORK STATE to pass the Good Food NY bill and help communities leverage their purchasing power.