Plum High School Students Pack Lunches in Protest
Plum High School students are brown-bagging their lunches to protest increased prices.
Plum High School students have been back at school for three days, and they are protesting new lunch prices and guidelines—and their movement is trending on Twitter!
Students are talking about packing their own lunches using the Twitter hashtag #BrownBagginIt, which is one of the top trending topics in the Pittsburgh area.
According to the people on Twitter, they are packing to protest increased lunch prices and food quality. One student wrote, "Lunch price went up, quality and portions went down! Help support!"
The lunch cost at Plum is $2.15 for elementary school students and $2.50 for secondary students.
At Tuesday night's school board meeting, board member Loretta White said the increased lunch prices were out of the district's control, and they were needed to implement federal guidelines that require districts to serve more whole grains; fruits and vegetables; and fat-free or low-fat milk—items that are more expensive.
Are you brown-bagging it this week in protest? We'd like to talk to you! Take a picture during lunch and upload it to this article! Email Editor Heidi Dezayas at email@example.com.