Hannaford To Open Food Pantries In Maine Schools
There's no doubt that food insecurity is a major issue in the State of Maine. The saddest part is the fact that it not only affects adults, but thousands of children, as well. In fact, in some cases, the only meals some children get are those from school.
Now, Hannaford is stepping up to help.
According to the KJ, New England's Hannaford chain of supermarkets has pledged $1 million to open food pantries in 90 schools across Maine and other northeastern states.
The program is called Fuel Kids at School, and it will directly combat the problem by opening food pantries in schools and Head Start program locations. At these pantries, children will be able to select fresh and healthy foods themselves.
The announcement was made yesterday morning at a gathering of company executives and advocates for those dealing with food insecurity.