Hunger Facts

Hunger Facts

FACTS FIRST: Maine: State of Childhood Hunger

  • 1 in 4 children under 18 in Maine are food insecure.
  • Schools present an opportunity to reach nearly all food insecure children.
  • 46.77% of all K to 12 students are eligible for Free or Reduced Price School Meals
  • 117 school districts have a population with 50% or more of the students living with hunger
  • USDA programs are available to pay for all food insecure children to receive nutritious meals every day.
  • It not a lack of resources: There is plenty of food to feed every hungry child.
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  • Children who suffer from chronic hunger endure LIFELONG CONSEQUENCES including poor health, behavioral difficulties, and impaired performance at school.