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

New summer lunch programs open in Maine

83,000 Maine students are eligible for school lunch programs, but in many cases that food is only available during the school year. Now there are 10 new summer lunch programs opening up to help fill the gap. Those programs are opening up in community centers, town parks, and local churches. According to the US Department … Read more