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Where does LA Unified keep supplies for 650,000 kids? Think big.




The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
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The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
Todd Johnson/KPCC
The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
Musical instruments are among the items processed by the facility to be sent to LAUSD schools.
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The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
Materiel Management and Purchasing Director Marc Monforte looks over a supplies and equipment catalog that is produced at the facility.
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The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
Todd Johnson/KPCC
The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
Playground equipment at the facility will be processed and shipped to schools across Los Angeles.
Todd Johnson/KPCC
The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
The facility services approximately 1,400 schools, fulfilling more than $100 million in food and supplies orders annually.
Todd Johnson/KPCC


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Parents know how difficult it can be to stock up on everything your student needs for going back to school. Imagine what it'd be like to supply 650,000 students.

KPCC's Jed Kim visited L.A. Unified's Procurement Services Center to see how the second largest school district in the nation gets the job done.