Former homeless teen gives back

… By the time she was 13, Carson was living at the Lighthouse Teen Shelter in Portland, eating her meals at the Preble Street soup kitchen and then hurrying off to King Middle School "because my mother had dropped out and I wasn’t going to be like her." Then things got better … Read more … Read more

Maine restaurants join Share Our Strength anti-hunger effort

September is Dine Out for No Kid Hungry month, and dozens of restaurants in Maine are participating in this national fundraising effort by Share Our Strength to help end childhood hunger. Here in Maine, one in five children is "food insecure," meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Or, they … Read more

Portland Food Drive Wrapping Up

PORTLAND (WGME) — Summer is an especially difficult time of year for Mainers struggling to feed their families. Maine is the 7th hungriest state in the country and the hungriest in New England. Often, families have to come up with more meals for kids that aren’t getting meals at school. And typically, donations are down … Read more

Eat, so the truly hungry can too

John Woods believes this year’s Taste of the Nation dinner will be the best ever. Of course, as the state chair of the event, he says that every year. But it’s for good reason, and it’s usually true. "We have to be better every year because this issue is not going away," Woods said. The … Read more

Food Drive Kicks-off Community Week; 4/1- 4/5

Donations of non-perilshable food and other items are being accepted all this week at City Hall, Room 312 for Preble Street and other City Shelters. Other donations needed include: clean clothing, backpacks and socks. Donations will be accepted today through Friday, April 5th. This event is the first in a series of activities this week … Read more