OCM National Collaboration Members,
On behalf of the Organization for Competitive Markets poultry committee led by Mike Weaver, I am reaching out to seek your organization’s support of an effort to ensure more locally-sourced, fair, humane, environmentally sustainable, and nutritious chicken is served in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) cafeterias.
The LAUSD is the largest public school system in the state of California, and the second largest in the country. The district is considering bids for chicken procurement worth $60 million, and we are asking you to join a large number of local and national organizations in urging LAUSD to follow the Good Food Purchasing Policy (GFPP) it has already adopted, which outlines meaningful procurement guidelines for improving the regional food system.
The LAUSD school board is scheduled to vote on this issue on February 9th, and we plan to deliver the attached letter in advance to help ensure that any company awarded a new contract for poultry procurement lives up to the GFPP guidelines. Please click here and let me know by February 4th if we can add your organization’s name to the letter below.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Facilitator, OCM Poultry Committee