PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Rep. Chellie Pingree joined a member of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture at one of Maine’s summer meals sites on Tuesday.
The USDA funds nearly 400 sites throughout the state where Monday through Friday, kids can get a free meal.
“The USDA, we support these meals, but it takes partnerships with the Housing Authority, with the Alliance, with Preble Street,” said Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services with the USDA.
Concannon grew up in Portland, so Rep. Pingree wanted to show him what that funding is doing for the kids in his community.