Food Insecurity, Maine at Work @ Amato’s

Today’s Press Herald includes an article about a newly formed coalition to fight food insecurity,

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that 195,000 Mainers — nearly 15 percent of the state’s households — struggled with food insecurity in the period from 2007 to 2009. “Food insecurity” is defined as having difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for one’s family.

and a new Maine at Work article, this time reporter Ray Routhier spends the day making sandwiches at Amato’s,

How much ham? How much cheese? Which vegetables?

I was relieved when sandwich maker Brenda Billings showed me the little flip cards that list all of the ingredients of Amato’s sandwiches — and pizzas — along with the amount of each item.