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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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News

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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Updates

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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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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Foster Care Friday: Low-Income Families

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 Low-Income Families.  85% of families involved in Nebraska’s child welfare system are there due to “physical neglect,” or lack of consistent necessities

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Register Now! ‘We’re All In for Belonging’ Welcoming Convening Series

Join community leaders from across Nebraska who are building vibrant communities of belonging!  Join our (virtual) annual statewide welcoming convening series – which brings together community leaders from all over Nebraska to share experiences, insights, and strategies for building welcoming and inclusive communities.  During these summer sessions, we will have the opportunity to hear and

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