St. Joe’s and Preble Street pick up where schools left off, offer kids meals in the summer months

Ask any school administrator and you’ll find the sad truth is many kids today have their nutritional needs met mostly by the schools, through healthy lunches in the cafeterias and maybe snacks at other times. Busy parents and a tough economy has left many home kitchens without as frequent or nutritional a mealtime schedule. So … Read more

New MECEP Study: Only One in Ten Eligible Maine Children Benefit from Federal Summer Hunger Program

Augusta, Maine (Tuesday, November 22, 2011) — Only one in ten eligible Maine children currently benefit from free lunches under the federally funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) according to a new study released today by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP). The study, entitled "Child Hunger Doesn’t Stop with the School Year" by … Read more