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

Society Notebook: Strength against hunger

A record-breaking 400 people enjoyed an afternoon and evening of fancy sips and bites at Taste of the Nation at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. The annual fundraiser for Share Our Strength, with tickets priced at $125 for general admission and $200 for VIP, including a cocktail reception, raised more than $200,000 toward the … Read more