Our Foundations


We envision a healthy and thriving Maine with plentiful food for all.


We’re on a mission to end childhood food insecurity in Maine by partnering with schools and communities to create sustainable systems change through investment and advocacy.


  • Trust-based relationships
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Commitment to learn and adapt
  • Practical, results-driven solutions
  • Transformative outcomes that center equity

Commitments to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice

We believe that the best solutions come from those most impacted by the systems we’re working to change. We value, and aspire to represent, diverse identities, perspectives, and lived and/or living experience in our staff, board, and partners, as our work is strengthened by representation from communities who have been historically and systematically oppressed.

We strive to create spaces that are welcoming and accessible to all, and that foster genuine collaboration and power-sharing. We aim to center and lift up the voices of those with lived and/or living experience with food insecurity and invite and include diverse voices into our decision-making processes.

We prioritize communities most affected by injustice and we tailor our solutions to meet their unique needs. Historically oppressed groups (via racism, classism, and other methods of systemic oppression) experience child hunger at disproportionate rates and we work to allocate our time, resources, and advocacy efforts accordingly.

We envision a future where the work of Full Plates is obsolete. To make this future a reality, we give resources and power to communities currently experiencing food insecurity, and we advocate for lasting systems change to create a more just and equitable food system that meets the needs of all Maine kids.