Learn More About Food Insecurity in Maine

MHH Food Insecurity Statistics

“There’s no good reason for people in Maine to go hungry. There’s plenty of food. The problem has always been overcoming the economic and political obstacles that prevent food from reaching those who need it. Ending hunger means solving these more systemic problems while, at the same time, doing everything we can on a daily basis to feed hungry people…” –Good Shepard Food Bank of Maine

“One-third of food-insecure Mainers reside in just two counties: Cumberland County is home to 20.1% and Penobscot County to 12.6%.” Hunger Pains: Widespread Food Insecurity Threatens Maine’s future (PDF), research report by the Good Shepard Food Bank of Maine and Preble Street.

Norm Steele Maine Harvest for Hunger Plot sign and buckets of freshly harvested produce at the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm