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View Poll Results: Did you get free or reduced price lunches for school?
Yes, I got free lunches 18 17.82%
Yes, I got reduced price lunches 12 11.88%
No, I paid the full price for my lunches 71 70.30%
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default Who here got free or reduced price lunches growing up?

The thread on who grew up poor made me wonder how many here received either free or reduced price lunches.

I did not, but knew many people who did.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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You are undermining my belief that I did not grow up poor.

(Yes, I qualified for free school meals.)
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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I did! Apparently some asshole kids make fun of you for this?

My school, nobody cared.

I remember Turkey slop Thursday once a month ish.... It's a big goo of delicious turkey meat in gravy + stuffing. The portion easily tripled other normal lunches.

Whenever that happened, the whole class after lunch would pass out from food coma.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:57 AM   #4
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I at one point got free school lunches.

But I always choked on the vile taste of socialism on my taste buds, so I finally turned that shit away and went hungry like a man.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:16 AM   #5
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I did! Apparently some asshole kids make fun of you for this?

My school, nobody cared.

I remember Turkey slop Thursday once a month ish.... It's a big goo of delicious turkey meat in gravy + stuffing. The portion easily tripled other normal lunches.

Whenever that happened, the whole class after lunch would pass out from food coma.

I did not, but where I went to school so many of the kids got free or reduced price lunches that it wasn't really thought about. In fact, I believe I was in the minority by far in paying full price.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:33 AM   #6
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Reduced price lunches didn't exist when I was a kid...You paid the $0.25 for hot lunch...or you brought your own. High school was more expensive...hot lunch was $.50...and no low-income breaks there either.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #7
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I got free lunch from elementary to high school. I went through the public school system. There were lots of blacks and latinos in the schools I went to. I think 5% of student body were white.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #8
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Reduced price lunches didn't exist when I was a kid...You paid the $0.25 for hot lunch...or you brought your own. High school was more expensive...hot lunch was $.50...and no low-income breaks there either.
Same here, and yet all those poor people managed to continue to procreate and their kids continued to grow up. Liberals spending other people's money to buy favor all the while exercising control and creating and managing a dependent class is a mental disorder.....or they are evil, or maybe just stupid.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #9
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:48 AM   #10
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I got free lunches through middle school, because I worked in the kitchen to get the free lunch. Mostly doing dishes.

In high school they didn't do the same deal, so I paid full price or brought my own.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:57 AM   #11
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I didn't eat lunch in school, does that count as free?
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #12
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no... since the 70's, my dad has been an extreme couponer. we always had plenty of food in the house, even in the poorest days.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:38 AM   #13
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I always brought my lunch from home. Cafeteria food sucked. But I wouldn't have qualified for free/reduced lunch anyways.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:42 AM   #14
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In Sweden, everyone gets free lunches through school (until you're 18).
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #15
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had the green lunch card that entitled me to reduced lunch prices. i felt gangsta poor.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #16
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when I was a kid, a full price lunch was like 80 cents.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #17
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Just an FYI if you know someone who actually qualifies for free or reduced lunch and has light internet usage:
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“Kiplinger’s research has found that you can get broad-band Internet service for as little as $10 a month if you qualify,” says Janet Bodnar of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “How do you qualify?

Perhaps your children are eligible for the school lunch program or you’re eligible for other types of government support programs.” Bodnar says you may, in fact, even be eligible for a $150 subsidy toward a computer or free Internet and computer training.

Check out http://www.cheapinternet.com/ for guidelines and to find the best low-cost options in your area."


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Old 11-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #18
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Used to get free lunch.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:55 AM   #19
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There's no such thing as a free lunch.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #20
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No free/reduced lunches where I grew up.

Paid the $0.15 or lunch box.

My kids were eligible for free lunches when we were active duty
did not take the system up on it, but is shows how badly the service pay was back then that an office was not making the break-even level for lunches.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #21
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Reduced price lunches didn't exist when I was a kid...You paid the $0.25 for hot lunch...or you brought your own. High school was more expensive...hot lunch was $.50...and no low-income breaks there either.
Wow I think I paid 1.50 for full price lunches 20 years ago in 1st grade.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #22
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Reduced price lunches didn't exist when I was a kid...You paid the $0.25 for hot lunch...or you brought your own. High school was more expensive...hot lunch was $.50...and no low-income breaks there either.
Same here - grew up pre-walfare state.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:15 PM   #23
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School lunches? Everyone brought their lunch, there was no such thing as school lunches. If you didn't bring food you didn't eat.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #24
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Unlike many who went to my school,I LOVED THE SCHOOL LUNCHES!!

It was the 80s and the food was excellent!!!!

I bought lunch on Pizza Day (Rectangle Pizza) and hamburger day (Oh my,they were quite good....I mi$$ them like crazy!!)

Then later in middle school (Late 80s) i loved thier CABBAGE SALAD,oh my it was THE BEST ever!!
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I did not get free or reduced lunch but in my high school you got your weekly tickets for the free lunches and kids were selling them for $.50. A meal in my school cost $1.25 so hell ya people were buying the tickets off the poor kids. The poor kid would now have some money. Well someone got caught an they had a big announcement over the PA system and said if any one is caught will be suspended. As far as I know that went on for half the school year before anyone was busted.
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