The NBE program grew out of federal legislation, known as the Randolph-Sheppard Act of 1936. This law gives priority to licensed blind vendors by providing needed rehabilitation and employment opportunities. The program aims to improve the image of blind persons by having them interact with their community while providing a necessary service. In Nebraska, NBE provides the best possible work time snacks and also refreshments for travelers across the state via Interstate rest area vending.
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