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Good food is vital for our students and our community. Recognizing the important connections between the amount and quality of food that students receive, their behavior, and their academic performance, numerous stakeholders within Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) and the community have taken strides to improve school food. This report provides an initial overview of the current status of school food at BPS and many of these school food improvement initiatives. Based on interviews with local school food stakeholders, experiences from other school districts across the United States, and various other studies analyzing school food, this report documents the successes thus far and assesses where there is room for improvement. The analysis is framed within the Good Food Purchasing Program’s (GFPP) core values: local economies, nutrition, labor, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare.