Nebraska Appleseed Receives Grant to Further Anti-Hunger Efforts in Nebraska

frac-logoNebraska Appleseed is pleased to announce it has received a new grant from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) to support its anti-hunger work. FRAC is a lead advocacy organization working to end hunger in America through stronger public policies.

These new funds will support Appleseed’s work to raise awareness about the extent of hunger and poverty in our state and move closer to the ultimate goal of ending hunger in Nebraska.

Specifically, the grant will enable Appleseed to intensify its effort to expand utilization of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), work to positively implement child nutrition programs, such as summer food, and to advocate for key changes in federal, state and local policy. Moreover, the grant will allow Appleseed to engage in public policy research and analysis, and to enhance the role of federal nutrition programs as a solution to hunger and poverty.

“Sometimes it is hidden behind closed doors, but hunger is a serious problem in Nebraska,” said James Goddard, director of Appleseed’s Economic Justice and Healthcare Access programs.  “Many Nebraskans struggle with hunger on a daily basis including seniors, working families, children, individuals with disabilities and those who are homeless.  We are pleased to have FRAC as such a strong supporter and partner in our work to increase food security.”

About the Food Research and Action Center:
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the lead advocacy organization working to end hunger in America through stronger public policies. For more information, visit www.frac.org. Find FRAC on Facebook at facebook.com/foodresearchandactioncenter or follow FRAC on Twitter at twitter.com/fractweets. FRAC’s Campaign to End Childhood Hunger aims to provide all children in this country with the good nutrition they need to be healthy, to learn, and to grow into productive adults who fulfill their potential. It is working both to raise low-income families’ incomes and to expand the reach of federal nutrition supports.

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