Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Local Produce Purchases

GCVCC Supports AB 778 (Garcia) – Agriculture

News from the GCVCC Business Legislative Advocacy Committee

Letter of Support:

On behalf of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to inform you of our support for your bill, AB 778, which would require all state institutions to purchase California grown produce, when available.

California spends nearly $300 million annually on food purchasing and California’s schools are estimated to spend between $500 and nearly $700 million annually on direct food purchases. That is nearly $1 billion that the state could be directing towards supporting California farmers and their employees by purchasing California grown food.

Full Letter:

AB 778 Support – Garcia

Source: Growing Coachella Valley