Local Food for Little Eaters: A Purchasing Toolbox for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
June 8, 2017

This procurement toolbox is designed to help early childhood programs purchase local food. The tools included provide step-by-step instructions for purchasing from a variety of local food sources and provide highlights from successful early childhood local purchasing initiatives throughout the country. These tools can be used together as a set or individually depending upon program goals. Overviews of purchasing local food for early childhood programs and how federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) funding can support these efforts are also included.

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