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Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, raised eyebrows nationwide with comments about the National School Lunch Program to the Jackson County Republican Party in December.

"Why don't you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel, to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch," Kingston said.

The outcry over the comments sent Kingston quickly to CNN's "New Day" to clarify his remarks, saying he did not mean to single out a particular socioeconomic group. Instead, he hoped we could have a conversation about work ethic.

But while Kingston tried to move on from the dustup, the comments spurred WSAV News 3 to investigate. What does a member of Congress like Jack Kingston receive in free meals?

What we found surprised even us.

 

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