February 6, 2019 7:00 AM ET
“If you have a crappy meal, it just feels like a crappy part of my day,” says Jen Van Fleet, an educator in Davenport, Iowa.
It has been a tough year in her school district. There have been new hires and budget cuts and extra work that has kept everyone busier than usual. Just before Thanksgiving, she was commiserating with her friends about the year and her mediocre lunches when someone had a brilliant idea: start a lunch club.