Good Food Purchasing

Each year, NYC agencies spends over $300M buying food and meals to serve to millions of New Yorkers – in schools, hospitals, detention facilities, older adult centers, shelters, and more. NYC’s Good Food Purchasing (GFP) program supports NYC agencies in aligning their food spending with six core values: local economies, environmental sustainability, nutrition, animal welfare, a valued workforce, and transparency.

The purpose of NYC’s GFP program is to increase transparency around the food that NYC agencies buy, prepare, and serve; ensure NYC food spend supports individual, planetary and community health; and drive positive change across local, regional, and global food system with the purchasing power of NYC.