The Problem Defined

The Problem Defined

  • In Maine 1 in 4 Kids Don’t Get The Food They Need
  • 87,346 kids in Maine struggle with hunger
  • Kids who eat school breakfast miss less school, get better grades, are likely to graduate high school
  • The average monthly SNAP benefit is $1.46 per meal. Nearly half of SNAP recipients are children.
  • 3 out of 4 teachers say their students regularly come to school hungry.
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  • Kids who eat school breakfast miss less school, get better grades, are likely to graduate high school