CHILDREN DON'T HAVE
1 in 5 children in Maine is food-insecure, meaning they don't necessarily know where their next meal may be coming from. Schools provide breakfast and lunch meals for the majority of those children, but often those students return to school the next day or the end of the weekend or school break hungry because there wasn't enough food for them at home
Youth Full Maine is a nonprofit corporation founded in February 2019 as the first pilot replication of the Locker Project of Cumberland County (the nonprofit fiscal sponsor, founded in 2014). A York County Board of Directors and staff of one (director) oversee the day-to-day operations of Youth Full Maine.
Children forced home by COVID-19 have been separated from the help they need to survive. Along with millions of unemployment claims has put even more children at high risk of being food-insecure.