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Nebraska SNAP Emergency ALlotment Distribution Months

SNAP Emergency Allotments should not be considered with Overpayments

Federal law requires states to pursue SNAP overpayments, regardless of whether that overpayment resulted from household or agency error. (see our blog for more details). However, due to the pandemic, benefits provided through SNAP Emergency Allotments are generally not subject to the same overpayment collection rules as standard SNAP assistance. Appealing the overpayment and requesting …

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Nebraska Appleseed Responds to Legislature’s Failure to End Arbitrary Food Ban with LB121

***For Immediate Release***Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Contact: James GoddardSenior Director of Programs, Nebraska AppleseedO: 402-438-8853 x108C: 402-570-9462jgoddard@neappleseed.org  Nebraska Appleseed Responds to Legislature’s Failure to End Arbitrary Food Ban with LB121 Lincoln, NE — Today, Nebraska Appleseed’s Economic Justice Program Manager for Food and Nutrition Access Eric Savaiano issued the following statement on the Nebraska Legislature’s …

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TAKE ACTION: Tell your senator everyone deserves to eat!

It’s counterproductive to ban people from food assistance when they need it most. LB121 would end Nebraska’s harmful lifetime SNAP ban for people with certain drug-related convictions. It will be debated on select file as soon as Monday. Tell your senator to vote YES on LB121. This ban hurts people who are reentering society at …

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SNAP re-entry bill, LB 121, moves on to select file!

Last night, the SNAP re-entry bill, LB121, passed general file with a vote of 25-17! That’s great news and one step closer to ending this harmful and counterproductive policy. LB121, introduced by Senator Megan Hunt, eliminates Nebraska’s lifetime food assistance ban for people convicted of drug-related felonies. See how your senator voted here (or in …

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Find free summer meals through text service!

Kids and families can find free summer meals through text service once again Schools are closed but meal service continues across Nebraska The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will continue to provide FREE meals for children ages 1 to 18 during the months when school is out this year. Nebraska school districts, nonprofit organizations, libraries, …

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Nebraska Appleseed Statement on Governor’s Veto of LB108

Tonight, Governor Ricketts vetoed LB108, a bill that makes changes to Nebraska’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to make it easier for participating Nebraskans to take raises or find better paying jobs and not lose all food benefits. Nebraska Appleseed’s Economic Justice Program Manager for Food and Nutrition Access, Eric Savaiano, issued the following statement …

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RELEASE: Nebraska’s School Nutrition Professionals are School Lunch Heroes

***For Immediate Release*** Thursday, May 6, 2021 Nebraska Appleseed Contact: Omaid Zabih Strategy Senior Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 128 ozabih@neappleseed.org Nebraska’s School Nutrition Professionals are School Lunch Heroes May 7th is National School Lunch Heroes Day and Nebraska school nutrition professionals have heroically risen to meet the challenges of the pandemic LINCOLN …

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PEBT information

Pandemic EBT adjustments will be issued this week

Last year you signed our petition encouraging Nebraska to adopt Pandemic-EBT (PEBT), a program that offers benefits to students participating in Free or Reduced Price meals who missed out on meals because of school closures. Today, we wanted to share some exciting news about the program. Last week, DHHS released a press statement announcing PEBT …

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The American Rescue Plan Act extends food relief for millions

As economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, food insecurity remains unacceptably high. Hardship is particularly sharp among Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people, and families with children are especially impacted. New federal legislation signed into law by President Biden brings much needed relief to millions including in Nebraska. These are the provisions in the recently …

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