Los Angeles USD has received approval for a change in the way the district purchases and distributes commodities (for more, see this story). The action will allow LAUSD to request commodities in only a handful of categories and in bulk, raw, farm-level form that USDA will procure for the district’s commercial processors. In addition, LAUSD will be allowed to use some of its Section 4 and 11 meal reimbursement monies to increase its commodity entitlement. “What this means is that we won’t ...

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