Category: Advocacy

Governor signs bill to continue funding for Mainers Feeding Mainers program
Farms across Maine will once again grow food for hunger relief programs this season AUBURN, Maine – Governor Mills has signed a bill to …
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Reflections on two years as a Child Hunger Corps member
It seems impossible that nearly two years have passed since I began the Child Hunger Corps, these last few months are presenting many opportunities …
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Farm Bill Implementation: States consider Heat & Eat cuts
Congress passed a new Farm Bill in February, which included an estimated $8.6 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known …
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Advocacy Update: Summer Lunch in Maine and the New Farm Bill
Bill Promoting Summer Lunch Program to Become Law in Maine Last week the Maine legislature overturned Governor LePage’s veto of a bill that will …
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SNAP cuts – what’s the impact in Maine?
As of Nov. 1, 2013, all recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, saw their benefits decrease. SNAP …
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How Does the Government Shutdown Impact Hunger Relief?
We are now in the second week of the government shutdown and impacts are being felt across the country. While we are hoping for …
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SNAP Challenge Wraps Up as Program Cuts Loom
Last week, I took the SNAP Challenge, meaning that beginning Sunday my family of four ate on a SNAP (food stamp) budget of $4.50 …
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So Far, SNAP Challenge is an Eye-Opener
This week, my family is attempting to live on a SNAP (food stamps) budget of $4.50 per person per day for food. We’re only …
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Advocacy Update: The Farm Bill
Every 5 years, Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill, which is the legislation that sets policy for agriculture and nutrition programs in the United States. …
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Advocacy Update
As the 126th state legislature begins its work and Congress tackles our nation’s fiscal challenges, the Food Bank is keeping its eye on a …
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Impact of Fiscal Cliff Agreement on Hunger Relief Network
Now that Congress has passed an agreement to avert the “Fiscal Cliff” and prevent tax rates from rising on 98% of Americans, you might …
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September is Hunger Action Month!
Now is your chance to join Good Shepherd Food Bank, Feeding America, and food banks all across the nation in raising awareness about hunger …
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