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Who Says There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch? AUHSD Students To Get Breakfast AND Lunch At No Charge

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The Acalanes Union High School District on Monday announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the Seamless Summer Feeding Option for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

All enrolled students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites:

Acalanes High School – 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549
Campolindo High School – 300 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA 94556
Las Lomas High School – 1460 South Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Miramonte High School – 750 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563


  1. Free breakfast and lunch in an affluent area? Progressives have lost their minds, and the taxpayers are paying.

    • Yeh, taking care of American kids in American schools — only those damn progressives (whoever they are) could think up something like that. Come on Regressives — lets do what America does best and get ourselves into another unsanctioned, undeclared war that costs TRILLIONS of dollars and THOUSANDS of lives while enriching souless politicians and arms contractors. USA! USA! USA!

    • You think like one of those pro-life people who love to go to war and are not so fond of children once they are here and hungry. Why, were gonna explode the deficit!…you know, like doggedly pro-lifers Bush and Trump.

    • Even if the area is affluent, there are plenty of families within this community struggling to put food on the table and keep the lights on. Unfortunately the lunches are not available for elementary school children yet so many of us are still scrambling to feed their kids.

      Lastly, this is a federal program that provides lunch to ALL children.

  2. They are doing the same thing in Elk Grove which is not affluent. And not all families in AUHSD are affluent. And many families have been hit by Covid issues making this helpful.

  3. I’m all for taking care of the poor. But they’re doing this state-wide, and the entire state isn’t poor. I agree that not everyone in Lamorinda is affluent — far from it. But these programs should be for people who NEED IT, not the entire state, If you’re okay with people making $250K plus having free lunch and breakfast served to their kids (at taxpayer expense) your brains have falling out. And, yes — this is progressive politics. People should income qualify, the same way we income qualify for anything else.

  4. Instead of feeding the needy 5% or 20%, open up the Floodgate$$.

    State currently has a shorter term Surplus. We gave so many actual needs:

    – Forest management – logging, thinning, creating fire breaks & decades of neglect
    – Horrible freeways – worst in the nation
    – Dirty freeways, off ramps. I asked some Polish college students what they thought of California. “It’s dirty”.
    – Water Storage – the new, long-planned Sites Reservoir is only partly funded and they’ve reduced the size by HALF! Fund it, or even fund the FULL Reservoir. (It will be our first new Reservoir in decades.)
    – We could fund a second new Reservoir, plenty of options.
    – We could renew Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant for 30 or 50 years It produces zero (0) CO2!

    This is just a brief list of critical items needed.

  5. Generally speaking, we don’t means test for access to nationwide postal service, public libraries, schools, public transportation, highways and bridges (Eisenhower ( R )), clean air and water (Nixon ( R )), and major public water projects and public health projects (Medicare, vaccine programs, and Social Security for the elderly) which benefit all, but disproportionately benefit the working class. The children of any millionaire or billionaire may partake equally, but what is a drop in the ocean to the wealthy is a lifeline to the working class consumer who makes the capitalist engine hum.

    Similarly, we don’t means test millionaires and billionaires for access to these foundational services (and more) that flow from public investment in roads, dams, bridges, education, internet, etc. to turn some entrepreneur’s brilliant idea into obscene ROI. Obscene because they are building their fortunes, in large measure, on the investments of others and a legal system of the powerful, by the powerful, and for the powerful. If you don’t believe that, find out what legal representation costs these days in court, and more importantly in Congress.

    Here we are talking about a program offering “free” FOOD to rich and poor students alike in the richest country in the history of humankind, in a state which ranks fifth in the world in GDP behind USA, China, Japan, and Germany…and this “socialist” program will be our doom, our downfall?

    I prefer to think of it as breakfast and lunch.

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