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    On February 21, the Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on a LB 920, a bill seeking to address food insecurity among vulnerable populations in Nebraska.
    Senator, Terrell McKinney, introduced the bill which would require the state Department of Health and Human Services to establish a Restaurant Meals Program.
    Under the program, elderly, disabled or homeless persons receiving SNAP benefits, could use benefits to purchase pre-made meals at below-market price from participating restaurants.
    Restaurants would contract with the department to offer meals to eligible individuals.
    My thoughts:
    While LB920 may offer convenience and flexibility policymakers need to carefully consider potential negative consequences of such a program, including the possibility of driving up food costs due to administrative costs associated with implementing such a program and other probable unfortunate consequences. 
    I can suggest options.
     
    I'm Calandra Cooper, candidate for Nebraska Legislative District 11.
    I'm asking for your support, as we, together, Focus Forward

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