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Maine Voices: State must end shameful food stamp policies that worsen hunger problem

Besides doing what's right, the program helps people move out of poverty and is good for Maine's economy.
March 15, 2016 | Portland Press Herald

… As Mainers, we should be ashamed of the growing numbers of kids and seniors with empty stomachs, fewer households eligible for crucial help augmenting their meager budgets, and more and more people lining up at food pantries and soup kitchens.

At Preble Street, we serve 1,200 meals each day at three soup kitchens and provide emergency groceries for up to 200 families each week. But we don’t want to.

Mainers need real solutions that end hunger, not just more hunger relief …

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