November 2020

Spotlight on: Food Hardship and COVID-19

As New Yorkers wait for a second federal stimulus bill, food hardship rates are on the rise

Contributors: Sophie Collyer, Chantal Bannerman, Rebecca Charles, Katherine Friedman, and Christopher Wimer

Issues Areas: Covid 19, Food Hardship

Poverty Tracker data shows that policies such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act may have mitigated increases in food hardship for New Yorkers during the pandemic. But as key provisions in the legislation have expired, New Yorkers have been more likely to experience food hardship, unable to secure enough food for themselves and their families.