Help Us Fight
of Maine students rely on school meals every day
How do we drive change?
We work to ensure that no Maine child grows up hungry by:
We support Maine schools and non-profit organizations in their efforts to feed kids the nutritious meals they need to learn, grow and thrive.
Full Plates Full Potential works to identify and break down barriers to food access faced by too many children. We share and promote best practices proven to connect more kids with more meals.
By empowering child nutrition programs with the tools and funding they need to change their food service models, Full Plates helps increase meal access for all Maine kids.
Advocating for Lasting Solutions
We advocate for systemic change in child nutrition programs at the state and federal level with the goal of making Maine the first state in the nation to end child hunger once and for all.
Are you looking for funding to take your child nutrition program to the next level? Full Plates Full Potential empowers Maine schools and communities to connect more children with more meals. We offer accessible grants with minimal reporting requirements that allow you to do what you do best – FEED KIDS!
Are you a local business owner? Full Plates invites you to help fight 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, sectors, and locations to take action toward ending child hunger - right here at home.
News & Events
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!
Portland School Nutrition Director
See our latest report
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.