New Report: Exploring Economic and Health Impacts of Local Food Procurement
The Illinois Public Health Institute and Crossroads Resource Center have released new report – Exploring Economic and Health Impacts of Local Food Procurement – to assist communities in enhancing the health and economic impacts of local food procurement initiatives.
The report highlights strategies for communities to add locally sourced food to their institutional food systems, recommends ways to conceptualize and measure economic and health impacts, suggests effective funding strategies, and includes Critical Analysis of Economic Impact Methodologies, which discusses the literature on the economic impact of local foods.
The report also includes case studies that share insights from food system leaders in school districts, food banks, healthcare facilities, health departments, food distributors, cooperatives, entrepreneurs, and food service companies.
Visit the Illinois Public Health Institute website for more information and to download the PDF.