Hunger is a growing problem in Maine and across the nation. Here are some additional resources about hunger.
Map the Meal Gap – a study by Feeding America containing 2015 county-level food insecurity data
Hunger Pains: Widespread Food Insecurity Threatens Maine’s Future – a 2016 report by Good Shepherd Food Bank and Preble Street based on statewide surveys & focus groups
Hunger in Maine 2014 – local report from Feeding America’s Hunger in America study
USDA Household Food Security in the United States, 2015 – annual food insecurity data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Additional information from USDA about measuring food insecurity can be found here.
Older Mainers, Empty Plates: Senior Food Insecurity in Maine – a 2017 report by Good Shepherd Food Bank compiling recent research on senior hunger
Food Insecurity Among Older Adults – 2015 report by AARP Foundation
Food Insecurity & Hunger in the US – New Research – Children’s Health Watch
Hunger in America 2014 – a report by Feeding America
Child Food Insecurity in the U.S. 2012 – a report by Feeding America
Poverty in Maine – 2011 Update – a report by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center