Maine program to give nutritious food to children

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Brunswick organization is launching a program that aims to provide children in need with nutritious food.

The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program on Monday is announcing the launch of its “Backpack Program,” which will serve about 200 children from eight elementary schools along Maine’s midcoast.

Under the program, the children each Friday will receive nutritious food for the weekend. The program was created in collaboration with the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Organizers will hold a press conference Monday morning in Brunswick, where U.S. Sen. Angus King will be among the speakers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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