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Updates

Summer EBT in Nebraska 2024: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How

An example of a Nebraska Summer EBT card. Questions about this summer’s brand new, hard won, Nebraska Summer EBT program are coming up more and more so we want to do our part to make sure people understand it! Find resources below to dig in: Nebraska Appleseed and the Nebraska Department of Education hosted an […]

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Updates

New unpaid meal debt law will make Nebraska kids healthier and less hungry

Kids and families across Nebraska have one fewer worry today as a new law that requires school districts to more responsibly collect unpaid meal debt takes effect. Passed as part of LB1329, the new law bans districts from using debt collections agencies to collect school unpaid meal debt. The law goes into effect on July

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Help get the word out about Nebraska’s Summer nutrition programs!

Kids across Nebraska have great opportunities to find healthy, nutritious meals this summer through our state’s summer nutrition programs! Families can make use of any single option or utilize all three! Find descriptions of these classic, recent, and brand new child nutrition opportunities and help spread the word in your networks with the included resources:

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Updates

UPDATE: Dueling Farm Bill proposals give Congress the choice to cut or strengthen SNAP

The Farm Bill is back at the top of Congress’s priority list and that means our nation’s most effective anti-hunger tool, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP) is being debated.  In the first week of May, both House and Senate Agriculture Committees released more details on their Farm Bill proposals, which differ on their

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Celebrating Nebraska’s 2024 School Nutrition Heroes

Welcome to our Celebration! May 3rd marks National School Lunch Hero Day and the culmination of Nebraska SNAC’s 2024 Nebraska School Nutrition Heroes event! Let’s celebrate the remarkable individuals who go above and beyond to ensure Nebraska’s children receive healthy school meals every day at school.  Back in March, Nebraska SNAC reached out to administrators,

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Call to action

TAKE ACTION: Tell the Governor it’s time to help feed Nebraska kids

If you’re like us, you’re confused and saddened by Governor Pillen’s recent decision to NOT participate in the new Summer EBT program for 2024.  With this decision, our state is missing out on $18 million dollars in grocery buying benefits that would be going to economically disadvantaged children in Nebraska for summer 2024. Read more

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Call to action

Without action, Nebraska’s chance to help feed kids this summer disappears Jan. 1

In Nebraska, is spending $2 too much to provide a low-income child with $120 in summer grocery benefits this summer?  That’s the question we’re still asking as time runs short on our state’s opportunity to participate in the brand new federal Summer EBT program. This program would give each Nebraska child who receives free or

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