The report from Robin Hood and Columbia University sheds light on the enduring economic hardship faced by many New Yorkers.
Even if globally significant crops in the Ukraine and Russia are eventually harvested, the chief economist of the UN World Food Programme warns they may not make it out of either country.
The payments typically came through about this time, but not this month. Some families had come to depend on that extra money.
The program will help state and tribal governments purchase locally produced food for nutritional assistance programs like food banks and school cafeterias.
Kimberly Adams talks to Sharon Parrott, president of Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, about the expansion of food assistance.
For many who lost jobs, relief payments and safety nets weren't enough to stave off the material hardship.
Researchers think this temporary expansion could bring permanent changes to the SNAP program.
Some measures directly target food insecurity, like the extension of a SNAP benefit increase. Others are more indirect.
For many low-income people in rural areas, simply getting to a grocery store or food bank can be a barrier to getting enough to eat.
At a time of unprecedented need, a state program that provides fresh produce to food banks saw its funding cut.