During the COVID-19 pandemic, record numbers of households, including nearly 14 million children, reported not having enough to eat. In response, the federal government enacted a set of far-reaching relief measures, expanding both USDA nutrition assistance programs as well as other economic safety net measures. Within a sample of low-wage workers with children, this research study aims to: a) understand participation, gaps in participation, and experiences with COVID-19 relief measures and b) understand worker perspectives on whether and how COVID-19-related relief measures were related to household changes in food insecurity, or other outcomes. The goal of the study is to identify equitable policies/programs that can have health-related impacts.
Start Date: 6/15/2022