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Free school lunches in Maine alleviate food insecurity and tap into local sources

Maine CallingOctober 24, 2022 During the pandemic, school lunches across the country were paid for by the federal government–but that ended in September. Maine is one of the only states that is continuing the free school breakfast and lunch program. We’ll talk with school nutrition experts about how…

Educators say free meals have changed attitudes in Maine’s school cafeterias

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine PublicAugust 26, 2022 When the pandemic upended schools two years ago, the federal government took the step of providing universal school meal waivers nationwide, in effect making meals free for every child. This fall, those waivers are ending. But a few states, including Maine,…

Nearly $375K Awarded to Maine Summer Meals Programs

July 6, 2022 Full Plates Full Potential awarded $374,488 in funding through its 2022 Summer Meals Grant program to 53 school districts and community organizations across Maine. Since Summer 2020, the organization has granted out over $1.2M cumulatively in Summer Meals Grants to meet the needs of program…

Plate the State: Universal Free Lunch in Maine