Maine Has Highest Child Hunger Rate in New England

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    For decades, the late former mayor of Boston, Tom Menino, served Thanksgiving dinner at The Pine Street Inn, one of the city's most well-known homeless shelters. (Published Thursday, Oct 30, 2014)


    (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%.