I was on free lunch during school. I remember back in elementary how a lot of the other kids in my class brought lunch money, but I never had to do so most of the time. I didn’t think much about it back then, as getting lunch every day was expected. But in reality, I was a “poor” kid and just didn’t acknowledge it.
I could imagine how much it would suck to be denied food, especially when you’re already a hungry kid.