Cook County, IL: Sustainable Food Will Mean Better Lives for Animals
Update—May 16, 2018: We have great news, advocates: Cook County voted to expand the GFPP countywide! Thank you to everyone who spoke up and encouraged the Board of Commissioners to take this important step forward in sustainability and animal welfare.
In addition to our work with producers, retailers and restaurants, the ASPCA is working in cities and counties around the country to help public institutions source higher-welfare and more responsibly produced, sustainable food through the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP).
The program is a tool to help cities, school districts and other major institutions responsible for purchasing food meet five value criteria, including animal welfare. As large-scale buyers of animal products, these institutions affect the lives of millions of farm animals and a shift in policy can drive wide-reaching improvements in their treatment.