So is their lunch really free? They show up between 11:00 and 12:15 and are given a tray of food by a very friendly cafeteria staff member. (I'm not kidding..the ladies that work here are awesome.) But is it really free? Not for me, it's not. We've had to bump up our gas budget to allow for the extra miles on Tina (the Suburban). It also takes a lot of time out of my day; right in the middle of the day at that.
So why do I do it? Becuase they like it. We've never been able to spoil our kids with expensive dance lessons, music lessons, or costly sports programs. School lunch is something you don't get when you homeschool so they enjoy the little cartons of milk and prepackaged cheese sticks, carrots, and entrees.
All of that being said, today is the last day for free lunch and I am glad. ;)