‘Food from people to people’: Mutual aid program feeds thousands with barrier-free aid


Despite Presenté’s focus on advocating for Latinx and undocumented people, the Food Brigade does not limit aid to those communities. In Maine, more than one in 10 people are food insecure or live below the poverty line. This circumstance disproportionately affects people of color, with 28% of families of color in Maine classified as food insecure — more than twice the rate of white households — according to a 2019 report by the Maine Center for Economic Policy.

Click here to read the full story, first published February 22, 2021, in Beacon.