We had that advantage....so I can understand's Meg's point of view. She was living in the dorms so she didnt have the option to have her family make her lunch to bring to school instead of eating at the cafeteria.
I gotta admit...the program where I work at...the food is mostly crappy and I feel for the kids whose parents are unable to make them a bag lunch.
The High School dorms are equipped with kitchens. She could have cooked her own meal if her parents gave her the money for groceries.
My roommate and I had a full kitchen and living room in our room. It was an apartment style dorm. We would take turns cooking every now and then.