Economic Justice

Submit your Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Today!

The 2022-23 school year has started for most kids in Nebraska, and we want to make sure that families and districts are set up for success. Free and reduced-price meal applications can be a big part of that – especially because the free school meals that were made possible through legislation passed at the outset …

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No child deserves to go hungry

We stand against discrimination in federal nutrition programs

No child deserves to go hungry for any reason. Allowing discrimination of any kind only hurts our communities. Recently, Nebraska’s Governor and Attorney General joined a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s policy that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in accessing federal nutrition programs. Excluding people because of who they …

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Your Questions Answered: What Signing Online Petitions Means in Our Work

Many of us have signed online petitions before. You have probably seen them on social media, or been invited to sign them in an email or text. Sometimes, it can be unclear what impact your signature has, but rest assured your voice makes a difference. Here are the answers to some of the most common …

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Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act would be a game changer for child nutrition programs

Our state is stronger when every Nebraskan has the food they need. That’s why we fight for stronger and more accessible federal and state food assistance programs – to make sure nobody is food insecure. The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Bill, also known as the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act (H.R.8450), would make it …

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Keep Kids Fed Act

President Biden signs Keep Kids Fed Act to extend meals through the end of the summer

On June 25, 2022, President Biden signed the Keep Kids Fed Act into law and extended summer and school meals for kids around the country. This bill extends many of the waivers and flexibilities put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic to make food more accessible for students. Although it is a step in the …

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Meet Appleseed’s Summer 2022 Interns and Clerks!

We’re excited to welcome our 2022 Summer cohort of Interns and Clerks! Every program and team gets to work with these bright, talented, and dedicated interns and law clerks who are passionate about fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Meet the newest additions to our team who are dedicating their time to positive …

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Find Summer meals through text service! Text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 304-304.

Schools are closed but meal service continues across Nebraska

We have great news for the kids of Nebraska! The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will continue to provide FREE meals for children ages 1 to 18 throughout the summer while school is not in session. Nebraska school districts, nonprofit organizations, libraries, tribal organizations, and others will be providing these free, healthy meals at convenient …

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Nebraska SNAP Emergency ALlotment Distribution Months

SNAP Emergency Allotments should not be considered with Overpayments

Federal law requires states to pursue SNAP overpayments, regardless of whether that overpayment resulted from household or agency error. (see our blog for more details). However, due to the pandemic, benefits provided through SNAP Emergency Allotments are generally not subject to the same overpayment collection rules as standard SNAP assistance. Appealing the overpayment and requesting …

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Know your rights: Have you received a demand letter for a SNAP overpayment?

Facing a SNAP overpayment or worried about receiving one? Below, you’ll find resources with information on… Why an overpayment might happen  Steps you can take to resolve or appeal an overpayment, and Tips on minimizing your risk of receiving overpayment notices in the future. Did you know… federal law requires states to pursue SNAP overpayments, …

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