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  • Family Corner 2/22/17

    Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Food Insecurity in Maine: Focus on Washington, Hancock Counties

    Program Topic: Helping Our Neighbors: Combating Hunger
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Food insecurity, or HUNGER, has increased substantially in Maine subsequent to the LePage Administration restrictions to eligibility for SNAP benefits
    b) Maine is now 9th in the country; 1st in New England in terms of food insecurity
    c)Affects all Mainers – children, youth, families, adults and seniors
    d)There are many opportunities in Washington/Hancock County to both volunteer or receive help and assistance
    e) Organizations throughout Maine are partnering together to maximize resources (people, time, money) to address food insecurity

    Joe Perkins, Director of Development & Community Services
    Emily Herwerden, AmericaCorps VISTA with Healthy Acadia
    Marjorie Peronto, Extenstion Educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension

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    Published on February 22, 2017 · Filed under: Family Corner; Tagged as: , , ,
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