Rollout of pandemic food benefit cards to schoolchildren confuses many Mainers

Portland Press Herald

But James Myall, a policy analyst for the left-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy, said while it’s true that in some cases people are getting the money who don’t need it, “there is an advantage to simplicity” in distributing the money widely. And he said it’s going to many families that can use some help in buying groceries.

“There’s a lot of good being done with this money,” Myall said.

Click here to read the full story, first published October 4, 2023 in the Portland Press Herald.