Help Us Fight
Child Hunger
In Maine

SCHOOL CLOSURE EMERGENCY FUND

43%
of Maine students need school meals every day

How do we help our kids?

We’re working on boosting participation in school meals by:

Increasing Access

Maine schools and organizations often need support to connect eligible kids with the nutritious meals they need to learn, grow and thrive.

Removing Barriers

Full Plates Full Potential works to break down the barriers to food access that often exist in schools by empowering them to change the way they serve their meals and making food more accessible to hungry kids.

Investing in Our Schools

Full Plates Full Potential is investing critical funds and raising awareness in schools to help increase participation in USDA Child Nutrition programs that ultimately connect kids with the meals they need.

Learn How

FEED Kids

FEED KIDSTM
Grants

Are you a public School Nutrition Director or community leader in need of funding? Full Plates Full Potential empowers public schools and civic organizations from across Maine to access grants for the most effective nutrition programs.

See Available Grants Apply For Funding

FEED KIDSTM
Partners

Are you a local business owner? Full Plates is giving you the opportunity to help us fight against child hunger in Maine. When you join the FEED Kids™ Community, you're participating in a civic crowdfunding initiative designed for businesses of all sizes and industries to take action toward ending child hunger in Maine.

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Stories

In Portland, many students struggle with homelessness and food insecurity. Before we received our grant, many students would leave school hungry and may not have anything to eat again until school breakfast the next morning. Now we are able to serve a SuperSnack to nearly 400 students afterschool everyday!

Jane McLucas

Portland School Nutrition Director

Find Your School

Nearly half of all Maine students are not getting the food they need. Child hunger exists all around us, including in your school district. Check out our Map of Hunger in Maine Schools to see the impact of child hunger in your community.

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Let’s end child hunger in Maine.

By engaging individuals and businesses in our community, Full Plates Full Potential provides schools and civic organizations with the funding, technical expertise and other critical resources they need to connect every hungry child in their community with the nutritious meals they need to thrive.

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