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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RELEASE: Nebraskan files lawsuit over unconstitutional Medicaid terminations

***For Immediate Release***Tuesday, June 11, 2024Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org Nebraskan files lawsuit over unconstitutional Medicaid terminations Inadequate notices from Nebraska DHHS violate Medicaid enrollees’ due process rights LINCOLN, NE – Today, Nebraska Appleseed filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Nebraska Medicaid enrollee whose due process rights were

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Foster Care Friday: Moving Forward

This Foster Care Awareness Month, we’ve reflected on the thousands of young people and families affected by Nebraska’s child welfare system.  We shared that low-income families, families of color, and LGBTQ+ identifying young people are especially vulnerable to child welfare system involvement – and often unnecessarily. We shared that Nebraska’s data is particularly egregious, especially

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TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress NO to SNAP Cuts in House Farm Bill

Last week, the House Agriculture Committee voted on their version of the Farm Bill proposal which includes a $30 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and adds barriers to accessing the nation’s most-essential food assistance program, which helps 1 in 11 Nebraskans afford the food they need. We need your advocacy

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RELEASE: SNAP cuts proposed in House Farm Bill would hurt thousands of Nebraska families

***For Immediate Release***May 24, 2024 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 x116sierrasp@neappleseed.org SNAP cuts proposed in House Farm Bill would hurt thousands of Nebraska families LINCOLN — The House Agriculture Committee met yesterday to markup its 2024 Farm Bill proposal for nearly 12 hours. After the markup, which includes debate and amendments

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Foster Care Friday: LGBTQ+ Identifying Young People

This Foster Care Awareness Month, we are reflecting on the thousands of young people and families affected by Nebraska’s child welfare system, especially those vulnerable to unnecessary system involvement.  This week’s focus is LGBTQ+ Identifying Young People.  LGBTQ+ young people are overrepresented in the child welfare system. 1 in 3 youth in foster care identify

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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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Nebraska Welcoming Session 1 on June 7! Welcoming Week & Belonging Events

See you at Session 1: We’re All In for Belonging & Welcoming Week 2024Friday, June 7th from 10:00-11:30 am CST (9:00-10:30 am MT) on Zoom Join community members from across Nebraska who are building thriving communities of belonging! We hope to see you at the first session of this year’s 10th-annual (virtual) statewide welcoming convening

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Foster Care Friday: Families of Color

This Foster Care Awareness Month, we are reflecting on the thousands of young people and families affected by Nebraska’s child welfare system, especially those vulnerable to unnecessary system involvement. This week’s focus is Families of Color. Families of color are disproportionately represented in the foster care system with disparities growing at each stage of a

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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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