Maine has highest child hunger rate in New England

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August 27, 2010, 9:49 am
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(NECN) - Maine is facing problems with child hunger. The problem is worse there than in any other New England state.

A recent report from Feeding America says more than 21% of children in Maine are experience "food insecurity."

The research was funded by Conagra Foods Foundation. Food insecurity means the children are hungry or at risk of hunger.

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Vermont has the second highest child food insecurity rate in New England at more than 17%, followed by Connecticut with almost 16%.

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