An Omaha-based non-profit has won first place in Tom’s of Maine’s 50 States for Good Contest.
The three finalists for Omaha Public Schools Superintendent are from Kansas, Iowa, and Washington, D.C.
25 Nebraska counties have schools that are eligible to participate in the free and reduced price lunch program, but currently have no summer feeding programs.
Kate Bolz, Executive Director for Nebraska Appleseed, says a new grant program recently approved in the legislature offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to bridge that gap.
She says Senator Norm Wallman introduced the legislation because 1 in 5 children in Nebraska is food insecure.
The public will have three opportunities next week to meet with the finalists for OPS superintendent.