Child hunger in Maine and the summer food program

mecepPanelists discuss the crucial role federal nutrition assistance plays in stemming child hunger in Maine. In half of the state’s schools, 50% or more of students are eligible for subsidized lunches. In one in seven Maine schools, 70% or more of students qualify for the National School Lunch Program.

Host: Garrett Martin, MECEP Executive Director


  • Gail Lombardi, Program Manager, Child Nutrition services, Maine Department of Education
  • Barbara Nichols, Food Service Director, Westbrook Schools, and
  • Michelle Lamm, Progrm Manager, Maine Hunger Initiative