There is a great deal of pressure to force kids to accept school lunch because this supports the lucrative contracts schools have signed with various companies. Many companies offer school district officials bonuses for increasing numbers of students buying school lunch. That is why so many districts forbid and/or seize homemade lunches from kids. The waste of extra food is required as no food may be kept or given away per the terms of these private-public contracts. We see this in the summer programs in our neighborhood; unused food must be thrown out -even unopened containers of milk.