Bowdoin Student Crusading To Ensure Maine’s Starving Families Have Unfettered Access To Leeks

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PORTLAND — According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with just over 15 percent of Maine households considered food insecure, Maine is the 13th hungriest state in the nation and hungriest in the region. Bowdoin College student Emma Johnson, 20, is trying to change that by educating people in greater Portland about resources available to the hungry. On Monday, Johnson and Michelle Lamm of the Maine Hunger Prevention Program visited Jewish Family Services in Portland to stock the organization’s refrigerator with fresh produce as a part of Preble Street Resource Center’s Farm to Pantry program. When they arrived at the pantry, they found the food they had delivered last week was gone. Except for three bunches of onions, the shelves of the pantry were nearly bare. (read more at theForecaster)

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