Apparently people in Glen Oak (the Camdens mythical base of operations) can't afford to buy food. But they can afford to buy trendy clothes, and makeup. But they're poor, and SIR, they're hungry. However, they really only want to improve their social standing and get good grades. It looks as if poor hungry people are poor and hungry simply because they don't have their priorities straight, are lazy or are just too proud to accept handouts. I would rather watch Kevin and Lucy struggle over their imaginary sex life and babbling baby talk at each other than suffer through the portrayal of poor people as lazy and whiny idiots too shallow to figure out what their priorities should be.
This is one of the stupidest episodes I have seen. I don't whether to laugh or cry.