Go price bulk ground beef and then price lean ground beef.
It's simply too expensive to provide lean ground beef to the school lunch program when over half of the children eating it aren't paying for it.
For the 2010-2011 school year, North Carolina had 53.9% of it's pre-K, primary, and secondary students on free or reduced lunches. That varies between Camden County at 31.2%, and Northampton County at 94.1%. Locally, New Hanover had 45.5% (over 50% as of February), Pender at 59.6%, and Brunswick at 61.8%.
People who are "dependent upon the kindness of strangers" can't be too fussy.
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