Posted: Oct 4, 2013 11:44 AM by Cameron Lara, Jason Slade, Thomas Yzaguirre, Chris Ramirez
Updated: Oct 11, 2013 2:26 PM
From 1st to 12th grade, we have all come to the agreement that school lunch is treacherous. As individuals, all that we see is quality, "Yeah, the school lunch is always so bland and overall disgusting, but it's all I've got to eat, so I've learned to deal with it." - Jason Slade. It has always seemed like an easy fix: Don't serve disgusting food. However, budget has a huge impact on the limitation of the quality of school lunches.
The Gertrude B. Applebaum Food Service Center is currently the provider for food in the Corpus Christi Independent School District. The food service center provides 30,541 lunches and 14,000 breakfasts served daily with 25,973 students approved for free or reduced-price meals. With these numbers alone you are able to grasp the new question it proposes: Quality or Quantity? "Now that I see the amount of students approved for free or reduced-price meal I understand that the fix is beyond simply serving better food." - Cameron Lara. The best alternative is to count your blessings, as there will always be various options that change throughout the week, everyday regulars (hamburgers, pizza, etc.), and lunches from home.
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