An enlisted soldier in the barracks only uses about half of their allotted meal entitlements each month as more go off base or cook their meals. With CAC cards being used to purchase the food in the dining facilities, law makers are wanting to know where the unspent money goes. Money not spent at these facilities does not go back to the soldier, and officials are considering giving the unspent funds back to the troops. The Army has taken a step in the right direction by looking to allow soldiers to use their meal plans at the Exchanges in order to purchase food. However, the missing money is still being investigated as some expect it is being spent in areas it is not allocated for.