Tag: Child Hunger

Join Us Today to #ThankAHungerHero

Join Us Today to #ThankAHungerHero Note: This is a guest blog post from Economic Justice Fellows, Temi Onayemi and Claire Breen. Today community members across the nation will be thanking Hunger Heroes serving school meals to kids even though schools are closed! We will be joining the national nonprofit, No Kid Hungry, and the rest of the United States in… Read more →

#ThankAHungerHero Day is May 27

“How are kids supposed to eat if they aren’t allowed in the school?” “Where am I going to get the money to pay for 10 more meals a week?” “Is help available?” Questions like these likely came up thousands of times as schools across Nebraska closed their doors for the school year because of COVID-19 coming from parents, caretakers, and… Read more →

Schools are closed but meal service continues across Nebraska

School meals available for children and families Schools are closed but meal service continues across Nebraska The COVID-19 virus has forced all of Nebraska 244 school districts to close for the foreseeable future, but it has not stopped the heroic efforts of school personnel to feed students. Grab and Go Below is a list of known communities that are offering… Read more →

Release: Go Big Breakfast Coalition and No Kid Hungry support Breakfast through school grants

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Contacts: Eric Savaiano Go Big Breakfast Facilitator Senior Program Coordinator, Nebraska Appleseed (402) 438-8853 ext. 126, esavaiano@neappleseed.org  Sharon Davis Administrator, Office of Nutrition Services Nebraska Department of Education (402) 471-3559, Sharon.L.Davis@nebraska.gov Go Big Breakfast Coalition and No Kid Hungry support Breakfast Programs through local school grants 20 Nebraska public schools awarded grants to… Read more →

Best Practices Toolkit to help schools serve nutritious, summer meals!

The Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) provides a vital service to Nebraska communities by providing children ages one to 18 with free meals during the months when school is out. Kids can show up to a safe, welcoming location — often at a school or local community organization — to eat a balanced and nutritious meal that keeps them active… Read more →

Release: Nebraska continues to rank near bottom of U.S. in School Breakfast

***For Immediate Release*** February 13, 2020 Contact, Eric Savaiano Senior Program Coordinator, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext. 126 E: esavaiano@neappleseed.org Nebraska continues to rank near bottom of U.S. in School Breakfast State’s low participation in school breakfast means poorer outcomes for students, missed federal funding Lincoln, NE — Although Nebraska still ranks near the bottom of the country in… Read more →

Nebraska Summer Food Service Program Begins

Note: This a guest post from Claire Breen, Economic Justice Intern Nebraska Summer Food Service Program Begins Now Tools available for families to access free healthy meals during summer months Summer is here! Nebraska’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites are helping feed Nebraskan children, ensuring everyone has the meals they need to stay healthy and be ready for classroom… Read more →

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Nearly 16 percent of Nebraska families with children face hunger

This week, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) released its national analysis of food hardship in the U.S. in a report titled “Food Hardship in America: Households with Children Especially Hard Hit.” The analysis, which used research from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being survey, contains both national and state-level data on hunger. According to the survey, 15.9 percent of Nebraska households… Read more →

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Report: More Nebraska children facing hunger in Summer

***For Immediate Release*** June 21, 2016   Contact, Jeff Sheldon Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed Office: (402) 438-8853 Mobile: (402) 840-7289 jsheldon@neappleseed.org   Nebraska falls to 46th nationally in summer meals participation As number of summer food sites drop, more Nebraska children face hunger   LINCOLN — Nebraska fell in the national rankings when it comes to ensuring children from low-income… Read more →

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RELEASE – Nebraska kids struggle getting needed food in summer

***For Immediate Release*** June 1, 2015 Contact, Jeff Sheldon Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed Office: (402) 438-8853 Mobile: (402) 840-7289 jsheldon@neappleseed.org   Nebraska participation in Summer Food Program slightly increased in 2014 National study shows state has more work to do feeding kids in summer months   LINCOLN — Participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) slightly improved in Nebraska… Read more →