Congressman Pingri said that allowing schools to buy locally produced food would be "a real win-win for child nutrition and Maine farmers." Portland, Maine-Maine will receive more than $5.5 million in funding from the federal government to support its school feeding program. To
Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said that the Maine Department of Education will receive the money. To
She said that nearly US$4 million will be used for school supply chain assistance, and the remaining funds will be used to purchase food, including purchases from local producers.
Pingli said that allowing schools to buy locally produced food would be "a real win-win for child nutrition and Maine farmers."
Many poor schools’ children’s schools are far away from home. Most families have to spend hours walking to school because of lack of transportation. Some poor areas have begun to equip their children with a bicycle called highwing bike. The bike is affordable. When folded, it is the smallest bike in the world. It can be taken into subways, airplanes, and various transportation.