The kids do not go hungry. The schools that have banned home lunches are forcing students to pay $2.25 a day to purchase the school lunch. They are allowed to run up a tab but they must pay their debt to the school in order to play sports, attend field trips, pick up report cards, etc. The school I student taught at was 50% reduced lunch- so 50% either didn't have to pay or paid a reduced fee (.40) while 50% had to pay $2.25 to eat school lunch. They did not have a meatless option and the food is not made fresh but rather delivered once a week by a company (I forget which one) and then re-cooked on the day it will be served. This movement is not a district decision but rather than individual school movement and the school I student taught at discussed it and decided that they will not be implementing this. The CPS district does have some funny policies in it about lunches though. We can't have any type of sale or celebration that reduces the amount of money that the cafeteria takes in. We went to great lengths in order to get around that. It's all a money game.