Good Food Purchasing

To demonstrate its commitments to equity, health, and environmental sustainability, New York City is developing a citywide approach to adopting and integrating the Good Food Purchasing (GFP) framework principles. The work will include multiple agencies as partners in developing and operationalizing the GFP values across different procurement structures employed by city agencies.  

As a collaborative citywide initiative managed by the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy, NYC will develop its own approach to integrate the GFP principles, ensuring that money spent on food serves both the people and the planet.  

The Good Food Purchasing Program provides a transparent metrics-based, flexible framework that encourages large institutions to direct their buying power toward five core values: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare, and nutrition. Read more about the GFP standards. 

Applying these principles in the work to purchase food through agencies will help increase consumption of high-quality nutritious food and increase knowledge of the desirability of healthy food. 

Participating agencies include the Department of Education, Human Resource Administration, Department for the Aging, Department of Homeless Services, Administration for Children’s Services, Department of Correction, Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and New York City Police Department. The foods purchased by these agencies will be analyzed to determine opportunities to align more with GFP values.

As reports are completed, they will be posted.