According to the CAP Utah web page:
Utah’s community action agencies are organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty….These agencies work collectively to provide families with the support and resources they need to obtain self-sufficiency.
Reportedly, Republican House members were encouraged to attend their caucus meeting so they didn’t have a lot of time to spend with agency officials and their partner agencies. However, many found time to drop by and pick up a free box lunch, or two, rather than paying for their own caucus lunch.
Democrats were less busy and had time to pick up their lunches and spend time eating with other guests.
Apparently you have to spend money to get money on capitol hill.
The event raises the questions of (1) why do legislators feel it is appropriate to have poverty fighting agencies pick up the tab for their lunch, and (2) will legislators eventually pay for their meals by allocating millions of dollars of taxpayer funds for the war on poverty?