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Legislative Update

Legislative Session 2024: Food Bill Recap

The 2024 Nebraska Legislative session ended April 18 with 370 bills passed and hundreds of others that did not. Food access-related legislation was received positively with at least one big win (Summer EBT)! Bills that did not pass, no matter how far they made it through the legislative process, must be reintroduced in future legislative […]

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Call to action

Speak Out in Support of Legislation to Require Summer EBT in Nebraska!

We believe that all children should have the food they need to thrive and that Nebraska should make use of every tool available to make this happen. Summer EBT is a program that can do just that! It’s a new, permanent program that would provide 150,000 children participating in free or reduced price school meals

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Appleseed’s 2023 Farm Bill Priorities: Protect and Strengthen SNAP

Congress has been working to advance the Farm Bill for much of this year. This is our nation’s once-every-5-year chance to update food system policies including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). As we wait to see House and Senate drafts of the bill later in the fall, here are some policies we’re hoping to

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Applications Are Open! Join Appleseed’s 2023-24 Food Access Community Advocates Cohort

Are you passionate about making change in your community? Nebraska Appleseed’s food access team has just launched applications for our 9-month Food Access Community Advocates Cohort! If you have ever struggled to put food on the table, this is a paid opportunity to build your personal storytelling and advocacy skills. No former advocacy experience is

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SNAP Changes Coming in June Due to the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The PHE ended on May 11, 2023, and because of that, several Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) waivers will end in June of 2023. This means changes for some families and individuals participating in Nebraska SNAP. See below for the main changes: Time Limit for Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) Generally, if you are

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Your Questions Answered: What Signing Online Petitions Means in Our Work

Many of us have signed online petitions before. You have probably seen them on social media, or been invited to sign them in an email or text. Sometimes, it can be unclear what impact your signature has, but rest assured your voice makes a difference. Here are the answers to some of the most common

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Know your rights: Have you received a demand letter for a SNAP overpayment?

Facing a SNAP overpayment or worried about receiving one? Below, you’ll find resources with information on… Why an overpayment might happen  Steps you can take to resolve or appeal an overpayment, and Tips on minimizing your risk of receiving overpayment notices in the future. Did you know… federal law requires states to pursue SNAP overpayments,

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SNAP Benefits Went Up!

SNAP benefits are increasing! As of this month, new updates to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan will increase SNAP benefits. The following table shows the increased projected average benefits for households: What is the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP)? The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) is the set of guidelines used to

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