Since when is it a crime to be poor? The school lunch programs are in place so children won’t go hungry. By identifying which children cannot afford to pay is bringing an issue that should remain between the school and the PARENTS. Keep adult issues between adults. Don’t drag the children into it. Personally, if a family is struggling to keep a positive lunch balance, I think the school should reach out and try to work with the family instead of letting the child go hungry. Start centering schools around the CHILDREN and not the bureaucracy.