We were thrilled to see Governor Pillen announce today that Nebraska will be the 36th state opting into the Summer EBT program for summer 2024! This program will bring in $18 million in benefits to kids to help cover higher food costs families face during the summer months. This win would not have been possible […]
***For Immediate Release***Monday, February 12 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116Mobile: (402) email@example.com RELEASE: Nebraska Opts Into Summer EBT ProgramThis ensures 150,000 kids can access healthy meals this summer LINCOLN, NE – On February 12, 2024, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Nebraska DHHS CEO Steve Corsi, and Dr. Brian Maher, commissioner
***For Immediate Release***Friday, February 9, 2024 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116Mobile: (402) firstname.lastname@example.org RELEASE: Advocates Call for End to Harmful Lifetime SNAP Ban2024 legislation at the state and federal level could end the harm caused by Nebraska’s lifetime ban on food assistance for those with certain past drug convictions.
Each year, our Food and Nutrition Access team shows up at the Nebraska Legislature to advocate for bills that expand food access for some of the Nebraskans who need it most. With so many bills flying around this session, here are some of the bills we’re most excited about when it comes to keeping food
The Nebraska Legislature introduced almost 600 new bills and proposed constitutional amendments this session and we’re ready to fight for justice and opportunity at the Capitol! Nebraska Appleseed Priority Bills Here are some of the legislative priorities that Appleseed is supporting during the 2024 session. ⤵️ Supporting young people navigating the child welfare system Expanding
We want to see Nebraskan families thrive and for our kids to get a great education. Children, caretakers, and school staff need and deserve stable housing to flourish. School can be challenging for many kids as it is, and it is made even more difficult without stable housing. Eviction leads to poor school performance and
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
Hearings and floor debate began this week. Floor debate will take place in the mornings and hearings will be held in the afternoon.
Everyone deserves a place to call home. As we wrapped up 2023, the Coalition for Source of Income Protections in Housing closed out the year by delivering over 520 signatures to the Lincoln City Council calling on our city to put protections in place so that renters can’t be discriminated against based on their source
Remember back in 2021 when everyone in the US with kids got an extra few hundred dollars per month in their bank accounts? And then research showed that the expanded federal Child Tax Credit cut child poverty by 46%? We thought that was pretty great! But since the end of the expanded Child Tax Credit,