Discussion paper on Aggregated Food Procurement in Toronto

Parkdale People's EconomyCommunity Food Flow

We are thrilled to release a short discussion paper on “Aggregated Food Procurement in Toronto”!

This discussion paper builds on all the Food Flow research and projects so far, and examines next steps and opportunities for how the community food sector can work together.

The discussion paper raises a number of important questions and possibilities. For example:

“Financial resources are limited in the community food sector. Aggregated procurement promises to create a coalition to access and identify best practices in procurement and to make the best possible use of the existing resources. Aggregating procurement can address some of these challenges by providing across the sector access to volume purchasing at a wholesale rather than retail price, or even through unique deals arranged between large producers/ processors and the coalition of agencies”