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CURRENT ACTION: Say YES to Build Back Better!

The Senate is set to vote on The Build Back Better package, which includes crucial investments in families, child nutrition, healthcare and affordable housing. Tell Susan Collins to support this critical legislation! Build Back Better will: save most American families more than half of their spending on childcare deliver two years of free preschool for

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COVID-19 Health Equity

As our neighbors experiencing homelessness struggle to survive and meet their basic needs each day, finding time to get a COVID-19 vaccination often falls to the wayside. While these individuals care deeply about their health, there are often just too many barriers in place for them to get even the most basic medical care. “It’s

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National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Imagine that you are just 17, 18, or 19 years old. You’ve had to leave home as your parents are struggling with their own mental health issues and it is not safe for you to stay there. You have no other support system and have just lost any sense of stability and safety you once

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CURRENT ACTION: Take action for Mainers experiencing hunger!

With hunger on the rise and food prices increasing, we need to ACT NOW to ensure that all Mainers have enough to eat. Tell Representatives Jared Golden and Chellie Pingree to cosponsor the Improving Access to Nutrition Act of 2021 and the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health Act of 2021. SNAP,

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It’s time to Stuff the Bus for Preble Street!

It’s time to kick off the 16th Annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive! Over the past 15 years, the Stuff the Bus food drive has brought in over 1.5 million pounds of food to Preble Street Emergency Food Programs. Preble Street is on track to provide 1 million meals for the second year in a

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Preble Street Person of the Month: Lydia Gwizimpundu

Preble Street Person of the month is Lydia Gwizimpundu!   Lydia is an incredible advocate for clients at Preble Street Housing First program and women’s shelter, Florence House. She has has a remarkable ability to help clients realize their own strength and abilities, and provides unwavering support in helping them move past barriers and challenges

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CURRENT ACTION: Tell Congress to Prioritize Ending Child Hunger!

As Congress nears an agreement on the Build Back Better Act, we are running out of time to ensure that critical funds for child nutrition are included in the final package. With 13 million children in the U.S. experiencing hunger — including 1 in 5 Maine children — we must convince legislators to make critical investments that close the

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