Eric Savaiano

Submit your Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Today!

The 2022-23 school year has started for most kids in Nebraska, and we want to make sure that families and districts are set up for success. Free and reduced-price meal applications can be a big part of that – especially because the free school meals that were made possible through legislation passed at the outset …

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No child deserves to go hungry

We stand against discrimination in federal nutrition programs

No child deserves to go hungry for any reason. Allowing discrimination of any kind only hurts our communities. Recently, Nebraska’s Governor and Attorney General joined a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s policy that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in accessing federal nutrition programs. Excluding people because of who they …

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Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act would be a game changer for child nutrition programs

Our state is stronger when every Nebraskan has the food they need. That’s why we fight for stronger and more accessible federal and state food assistance programs – to make sure nobody is food insecure. The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Bill, also known as the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act (H.R.8450), would make it …

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Keep Kids Fed Act

President Biden signs Keep Kids Fed Act to extend meals through the end of the summer

On June 25, 2022, President Biden signed the Keep Kids Fed Act into law and extended summer and school meals for kids around the country. This bill extends many of the waivers and flexibilities put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic to make food more accessible for students. Although it is a step in the …

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Find Summer meals through text service! Text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 304-304.

Schools are closed but meal service continues across Nebraska

We have great news for the kids of Nebraska! The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will continue to provide FREE meals for children ages 1 to 18 throughout the summer while school is not in session. Nebraska school districts, nonprofit organizations, libraries, tribal organizations, and others will be providing these free, healthy meals at convenient …

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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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Capitol

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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Kayla

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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