Maine Has The Highest Food Insecurity Rate In New England. Here’s How 1 Food Bank Is Addressing That

Kristen Miale is the president of the largest hunger-relief organization in Maine, the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Good Shepherd distributes food to all 16 counties in the state. Miale points to findings from the Maine Center for Economic Policy to explain why the state’s food insecurity rate remains elevated, in contrast with the national rate. The report shows that while the state unemployment rate has declined, many middle-class jobs have disappeared or been replaced with low-wage jobs.

Click here to read the full story, first published on November 28, 2019, in Maine Public.