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Nebraska Appleseed’s School Nutrition Equity Cohort shows amazing results!

“This cohort has made me more aware of the audience we feed.” – Mary Carman, Gering Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Director “I have learned that equity matters and we need to work hard to make everything available to every student.” – Gail Beyer, Bridgeport Public Schools Administrative Assistant Nebraska’s school nutrition programs continue improving food …

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Honoring School Nutrition Staff during National School Breakfast Week

Honoring School Nutrition Staff during National School Breakfast Week This is a guest blog post written by Jazon Ezell, Nebraska SNAC Intern. “None of us really knew what to expect from the coronavirus. We just tried to put in the best procedures we could to hand out meals but it was scary to be the …

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It Starts With Us: Addressing Racism in Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a guest blog post by Nebraska Appleseed Immigrants & Communities Program Intern, Nile Debebe. Honest dialogue about racism and its impact is a vital step in building inclusive communities and until or unless we are intentional, we will not achieve communities where everyone feels like they belong. On this Martin Luther King Day, …

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Hopeless: Civil War in Ethiopia & Impact on Neighbors

In meeting new neighbors and working toward creating inclusive communities, we cannot fully understand what another person is dealing with, and we are also often unaware of stories that don’t get big news headlines or scroll across our screens. Political unrest, violence, and war affect our neighbors in ways that most of us have never …

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Finding free meals across Nebraska during school closures

This is a guest blog by Appleseed’s Economic Justice Intern Jazon Ezell. School meals are a consistent source of healthy and nutritious foods for many students and families. During school breaks, some families struggle with finding access to these options. Emergency food pantries and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are both great resources for …

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FAQ: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Basics

This is a guest blog post by Morgan Gurwell, Appleseed’s Food and Nutrition Access Youth Ambassador. What is SNAP?  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is the largest federal food assistance program. It supports individuals and families across the country in putting food on the table. There are 42 million …

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How do summer meals play a role in making sure kids of all backgrounds get fed during the summer?

How do summer meals play a role in making sure kids of all backgrounds get fed during the summer? This is a guest blog post by Morgan Gurwell, Nebraska Appleseed’s Youth Ambassador. The last day of school doesn’t have to mean the last day of community meal service for kids in Nebraska. The Summer Food …

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…With Liberty and Justice for All

…With Liberty and Justice for All This is a guest blog post by Zeke Rouse, Appleseed’s Immigrants and Communities Welcoming Intern. Across America, thousands of communities celebrate today in big and small ways, with local and larger events, holiday fare, parades, music, and readings of the Declaration of Independence. Some of us may not get …

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Celebrating Immigrants! June Is Immigrant Heritage Month

Celebrating Immigrants! June Is Immigrant Heritage Month This is a guest blog post by Zeke Rouse, Appleseed’s Immigrants and Communities Welcoming Intern. June is an opportunity to share stories and recognize the impact that different immigrant Nebraskans have in shaping our communities. Storytelling gives us an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of experiences, perspectives, and …

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My Time as Youth Ambassador for Food and Nutrition Access at Appleseed

This is a guest blog post by Libby Israel, Nebraska Appleseed’s outgoing Youth Ambassador for Food and Nutrition Access who has spent 2 semesters in the role. Before my time at Nebraska Appleseed, anti-hunger work was something I had always thought about, but never really knew how to get involved with. I had seen the …

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