CURRENT ACTION: Support LD 174 to End Hunger in Maine!

In commemoration of Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative’s 14th anniversary and its long history of collaborating with partners to end hunger in Maine, please lend your voice and support to ensure the passage of significant anti-hunger legislation!  LD 174: An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Ending Hunger by 2030 Advisory Group will help ensure all Mainers have consistent access … Read more

Maine food stamp recipients see first major benefits boost in four decades

By Gillian Graham; Portland Press Herald Food stamp recipients have just gotten the first substantial, permanent boost in monthly benefits in four decades, a change that both they and hunger experts agree is needed to address Maine’s high food insecurity rates and give those in need better access to nutritious food. The largest single increase … Read more

Preble Street receives $95,000 No Kid Hungry grant to help end hunger among Maine children

Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative is partnering with family shelters, YMCAs, and immigrant-led organizations across the state to reach up to 30,000 Maine children by the end of September. Earlier this month, Preble Street received a $95,000 Community Nutrition grant from No Kid Hungry to ensure that children and families experiencing homelessness, immigrant families, and … Read more

Mainers facing food insecurity to benefit from boost in federal SNAP benefits

Preble Street applauds the Biden administration’s recent boost to SNAP. #SNAPworks   “Tens of thousands of Mainers were experiencing food insecurity before coronavirus struck. Advocates said in the past year, the pandemic has made the situation worse.   ‘Preble Street has nearly doubled the amount of meals we are providing through our emergency food programs, … Read more

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

Cutting programs to help the poor doesn’t eliminate poverty

The LePage administration likes to tout how it has reduced the number of people who receive social services in Maine. If fewer people get government help, the thinking goes, the problems that caused their need for help also have been magically eliminated. Data show this isn’t true. Take hunger. A new report from the U.S. Department … Read more