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ABOUT OUR DATA
This page uses data from Health Care Without Harm’s (HCWH) Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) 2017 survey of New England hospitals, which asked them to report their spending in 2016. The survey went to our network of 150 hospitals and 54 responded. This is a response rate of 36%. The data provided in this section is based on information from the survey respondents. Please note that this data is self-reported and may conflict with other data sources. Some of the data has been extrapolated to the full population of HCHW’s network of hospitals.
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Hospitals in All New England States Reported Buying Local Food.
Massachusetts had the highest number of respondents purchasing local food, followed by Vermont and Maine.
Hospitals Buy Local Food from Different Sources
Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they buy local food on contract with their GPO, while 20% reported buying local food on contract with their FSMC. Fourteen percent reported buying local food through a food hub and 47% said they purchase local food directly from farmers.