What do you think of this student’s ‘sad excuse for a meal’?


A student in Minnesota posted a photo of her school lunch on Facebook recently.

Although she expressed she is grateful she can afford lunch and realized others can’t afford to eat, she called the lunch a “sad excuse for a meal.”


Maryn Holler, a student at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota, had a lunch of baby carrots, a packet of marinara sauce and an open-faced hot dog bun with melted cheese.

“I thank God every day that my family has the money where I get to go home and eat actual food,” she posted online. “There are kids at this school who only get this to eat. It’s honestly sad to know that we go to school and pay around 3 dollars for something that costs .50 cents to make.”

The Facebook post has sparked outrage among Facebook users, going viral very quickly.

As a result of the backlash, the school district issued a statement on Facebook.

“Oops! We goofed,” the statement read. “Tried a new menu item today at lunch and we hear it was not a winner! Going forward, we will gather input from our students on new menu options. Thanks for the feedback!”

Holler later posted an update saying she met with her principal, who suggested she meet with the district’s nutritionist.

“This is the start of something that could forever change my district,” she posted.

What do you think? Is this an appropriate school lunch for our students?

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