By Marshall Cearfoss
Every student who lives on campus is required to buy a meal plan and with the population growing more people are eating in Apache Junction.
Over one thousand students live on campus with the majority eating at the Apache Junction at least once a day. These meals add up to some astonishing totals of the amount of food used in the cafeteria.
On an average day breakfast costs in the cafeteria $622, lunch costs $731 and dinner is $785. That totals to about $2,138 worth of food each day, around $15,000 of food every week, and $240,000 each semester.
Each lunch hour, about 40 pounds of fries, 28 pounds of vegetables, and an immense 130 pounds of the main course are served.
The total weight of how much cafeteria food is consumed each day rings up to 614 pounds. Students digest 4,300 pounds every week, and 35 tons each semester.