About Us

 The LaSalle County Area Purchasing Cooperative (LCAPC) was formed in 1990 by John Scholfield while he was a superintendent at Leland School in Illinois.  When John retired from Leland the cooperatives operation and administrative agent was transferred to the LaSalle County Regional Office of Education.  John continued to work with the coop at the regional office for 13 years.  The LCAPC has grown to 68 school districts with over 32,000 students from 15 different counties.  The cooperative continues to grow as we welcome new districts each year.   Distributor bids were done for the 2016/2017 school year with Kohl Wholesale being awarded the bid.  We look forward to working with Kohl! 

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  • You no longer have to write and place a bid. The cooperative does all the work for you!
  • Better buying power in larger numbers. Over 32,000 students in 15 different counties are represented in our cooperative!
  • Networking among fellow members.
  • Updates on training opportunities.  Set up workshops with certified trainers.
  • Assistance complying with state/federal requirements.
  • Training provided by distributor, Kohl Wholesale.Training includes:  Waitstaff Training, Menu Development & Analysis, Culinary Support, ServSafe Certification & In-Service Training, Commodity Assistance, Website and Facebook Development
  • Additional services provided by Kohl Wholesale
    • Nutritionals
    • Kohl Kash Rebates (Automatically track certain manufacturer rebates.)
    • Kohl Kids Newsletter & Kohl Kafeteria Menu Program
    • Nutritional Standard Product Guides
    • Federal & State Nutritional Policies
    • Kohl Health Kare Newsletter
    • ServSafe Certification & In-Service Training
    • Menu Certification and Assistance
    • Menu Development & Analysis & Culinary Support
    • School Sampling or Special Events
    • Locally Grown Produce Program
    • Chef Assistance and Training
    • Truck Tracking