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LAUSD food waste audit raises more questions than answers




A cafeteria worker supervises lunches for school children at the Normandie Avenue Elementary School in South Central Los Angeles on December 2, 2010.
A cafeteria worker supervises lunches for school children at the Normandie Avenue Elementary School in South Central Los Angeles on December 2, 2010.
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An audit by the LAUSD’s Office of Inspector General this week found that the second largest school district in the country wasted about $10 million of food in a recent school year.

LAUSD runs more than twice as many kitchens as In-N-Out and the audit shows that school administrators brokered a deal in which they would receive gifts from the nation’s largest food distributors while growing corporate contracts by hundreds of millions of dollars. The inspector general has requested time for a further investigation. We’ll talk about what that might entail.

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Annie Gilbertson, KPCC investigative reporter



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