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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00864

Locavore Wins Public Contract to Supply Ingredients for Healthy School Meals

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Monday, August 16, 2021

Supported by: Maggie Chapman, James Dornan, Bill Kidd, Gillian Mackay, Mark Ruskell, Kaukab Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Elena Whitham ( Registered interest )

That the Parliament congratulates the Glasgow social enterprise, Locavore, on winning a contract with East Ayrshire Council to provide healthy and sustainable ingredients for school dinners; understands that this will help to nurture children’s education by improving their physical and mental health; recognises Locavore's work in building a more sustainable local food system; believes that this presents a shift in the kind of businesses that can and should receive public procurement contracts; understands that this is an example of how community wealth building can be done in practice, and considers that more should be done to increase powers and funding, to help bring ethical local businesses and local authorities together.