Digging Into: Values-Based Purchasing
By Food System 6
This newsletter marks the first in our Dig In series, where we will be taking a closer look at some of the many facets of food system change, topic-by-topic. This new format will provide you with expert opinions, resources, and guides to better understand some of the most crucial elements of an often opaque, and deeply complex industry.
First up is an examination of the systems in place that support and restrict values-based purchasing practices across local communities. A central component of this conversation is the role that institutional and mid-sized foodservice operations play in addressing the monopoly that large-scale distributors have on purchasing relationships.
FS6 is a nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to support impact-driven entrepreneurs as they transform how we grow, produce, and distribute food. The organization runs a comprehensive accelerator program that mentors entrepreneurs by coaching them through a wide range of business and organizational needs. FS6 also works to educate stakeholders on the unique capital needs as it relates to redefining the food system.