In 2008, John Sheridan, President and CEO of Cooper University Hospital, signed the Healthy Food Pledge. Part of our mission is purchasing healthy, local foods, and other sustainable practices to help improve the health of our patients, employees and the environment.
Common Market, a local food hub, started delivering local foods to institutions in 2008. Cooper was one of the first clients for the fledgling company. Since that time we have purchased many local, delicious foods all year from local farmers.
Aside from the wonderful produce, cheese, turkey, chicken and other local goods, we are supporting the local economy and helping farmers keep up the tradition of farming.