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Recap of the Summit to End Childhood Hunger on October 4th, 2016

Recap of the Summit to End Childhood Hunger on October 4th, 2016 The leadership council at Full Plates Full Potential would like to thank everyone who attended the first Summit to End Childhood Hunger in Waterville, Maine, at Colby College.  We are so excited that we had over 100 attendees from all 16 counties in… Read more »

Summer Meal Site Expansion Grant Program

We know ending childhood hunger in Maine is possible because we have seen it first-hand. Non-profit organizations, businesses and government agencies are working collaboratively to make it happen. The state of Maine has a five-year blueprint to end childhood hunger, which is being spearheaded by the Commission to End Student Hunger and the Full Plates… Read more »

Financial grants awarded to six school districts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10th, 2016 Contact: John Woods 617-283-7334 Justin Alfond 207-232-4187 Full Plates Full Potential awards financial grants to six school districts PORTLAND — Full Plates, Full Potential — a statewide campaign to end childhood hunger — has announced the winners of their first enrollment challenge. The contest challenged schools to encourage families… Read more »

Ending Child Hunger in Maine

Two critical bills to combat childhood hunger to be taken up in the Second Legislative Session. The first, LR 2409, would give food service directors and superintendent’s surety that every child eligible for a meals programs can do so. The second, LR 2410, will streamline the application process for after-school food programs to feed for more children.

Maine’s Child Hunger Network: Real Heros

I am honored to have been selected for this year’s Maine Children’s Alliance Organizational Giraffe Award. The Giraffe Awards represent the breadth and depth of work being done in all corners of the state for kids.  I feel very fortunate to be able to represent the real winner of this award which is the dedicated team… Read more »

Ending child hunger is possible

Millions of dollars in Federal funding is left unused due to the challenges associated with enrollment, participation and consumption in school child nutrition programs (school meals). National programs came into being with the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. In order for schools to be reimbursed for meals served they must find and enroll “food insecure”… Read more »