New research released on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

New research was released today on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to better understand the effects the program has on Mainers. Two organizations, Maine Equal Justice Partners and Preble Street, partnered to survey families around the state. The report written by a University of Maine Professor found 62-percent of respondents said they would … Read more

Legislature should override LePage’s veto of bill that fills in summer hunger gap for children

It’s no secret that far too many children go hungry in Maine. Less widely known is that there are effective and affordable ways to reach our most at-risk students both during the school year, and when classes let out for vacation. Extending free or reduced-priced lunches during the summer months is one measure helping to … Read more