Nancy Williams – 2022 Jim Wolf Equal Justice Award

Nancy Williams

On October 6, Nebraska Appleseed will gather again to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations who have stood up for justice and opportunity for all during the 2022 Good Apple Awards. We are proud to recognize this year’s honorees.

The Jim Wolf Equal Justice Award recognizes a Nebraskan who has made significant contributions to justice for all throughout their career. The award is given in the spirit of the late Jim Wolf, a founding Appleseed board member who possessed a lifelong dedication to promoting the common good. The individual is someone who, like Jim, stepped outside of the comfort of their day-to-day lives and, without thought for their own economic or political gain, devoted themselves to public service to benefit the common good while heeding the call to respond to adversarial and difficult circumstances facing others.

“Nancy brings honest joy to doing hard things. She’s a leader with vision, drive, and humor. She invests her time and energy in work that uplifts creative, compassionate solutions to injustice. I value her investment in me and other young leaders tremendously.” – Vic Klafter, Campaigns Organizer

Nancy Williams is the Co-Founder and CEO of No More Empty Pots, a grassroots non-profit organization that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action.

“Nancy is one of the most open, flexible, and effective leaders our state has working in the food justice space. She is always ready to partner on events with community participants, constantly scans for opportunities to fill gaps, and makes time to grow her organization’s impact on advocacy.” – Eric Savaiano, Economic Justice Program Manager – Food and Nutrition Access 

Nancy has diverse experiences in agriculture, from corporations, serving as an agronomist for local farmers and entrepreneurs to grassroots organizing and management for nonprofit community organizations.

For nearly 15 years, Nancy served as an IT leader for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands; where she led award winning programs, increased technology integration, and supported improved organizational outcomes.

Most recently, Nancy provided outstanding leadership on the steering committee for Raise the Wage Nebraska.

Connect with No More Empty Pots on their Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Join us in celebrating Nancy at the 2022 Good Apple Awards on October 6, 2022 or make a donation in honor of this year’s honorees. For more information, contact Drew Duncan at

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