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Did you know?

  • The public sector spends just over £2.1 billion on food, catering services and kitchen equipment every year
  • Over 30,000 public sector organisations place orders for food every day, including schools and hospitals
  • One billion meals are served in the public sector each year

The Collaborative Food Procurement Programme has been established to identify how public sector organisations can work together in their commercial activity when buying food, catering services and kitchen equipment, to achieve better value for money, improved sustainability and enhance quality.

This cross-governmental programme promotes collaboration in food procurement by challenging the current landscape and provides stakeholders with the opportunity to develop a more efficient and sustainable supply chain.
The programme will offer guidance and good practice examples of how organisations can work together to procure food, catering services and kitchen equipment more effectively.