Alameda County supervisors will contemplate this week a plan to vary the way in which meals is bought for public establishments, similar to jails and healthcare services.
The Board of Supervisors meets at 10:45 am on Tuesday (January 26) to think about a meals buying coverage that seeks to assist solely producers, processors and distributors who worth native economies, vitamin, animal welfare , environmental sustainability and staff’ rights.
“As a public company that spends a big quantity of public dollars on meals, the overwhelming majority of which is bought by the Sheriff’s Workplace and the Division of Probation, Alameda County has a duty to set a excessive normal and be sure that public funds are spent constantly with county values, “wrote Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, who sponsors the initiative.
Chan mentioned the decision of the “Good Meals Shopping for Coverage” will assist the county attain this greater stage.
Underneath the plan, native buying corporations, small farmers and meals distributors can have better contract alternatives and the county will prioritize purchases from producers who show they’ve a worthwhile workforce.