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How much do you pay for lunch?

Nevada Department of Corrections Director Greg Cox recently told the state Board of Prison Commissioners that Nevada spends $19,907 a year per inmate, including $2.54 a day for each inmate’s food. That got us thinking: How much do subsidized meals cost in other areas?

$4.11 Average daily allotment on food stamps in Nevada. (Based on the average monthly allotment of $123.35.)

$2.93 Federal reimbursement for free school lunches for all grade levels. (The federal reimbursement for reduced-price lunches is $2.53.)

$3.25 Cost of lunch for CCSD middle and high school students.

33 cents Cost per meal for Southern Nevada’s Three Square food bank. (Based on its buying power, $1 buys three full meals.)

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