Panelists 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