REPORTS

Household Food Security in the United States in 2020

This report provides statistics on food security in U.S. households throughout 2020 based on the
Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data collected in December 2020.

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One Year Later: Food Scarcity in New York State During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The New York State Health Foundation’s report on Food Scarcity in New York State During the COVID-19 Pandemic looks at self-reported survey data related to food scarcity in New York State during the coronavirus pandemic. It presents food scarcity rates by race and ethnicity, age, and household income, and compares New York State with neighboring states. Rates are also shown for child food scarcity. It assesses how different groups of New Yorkers are accessing free meals and groceries and from which access points (e.g., school programs, food pantries). Finally, it measures which methods food-scarce New Yorkers are using to meet their household spending needs. Unless otherwise specified, results in this report are among adult New Yorkers.

NYC Hunger Report

New York City Hunger Report, 2019

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As Hunger Free America finds in this report, from 2016-2018, an average of 1,041,278 New Yorkers — one in eight of our neighbors — lived in food insecure households, unable to consistently afford enough food.

NYC projected to lose at least 475,000 jobs and $9.7B in tax revenue

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From POLITICO: NEW YORK — The coronavirus pandemic could plunge New York City into the worst economic crisis since the 1970s, costing the city 475,000 jobs and nearly $10 billion in revenue, a budget watchdog found.

According to a new report from the Independent Budget Office, the local economy is expected to lose 475,000 jobs over the next 12 months. That would lead to a shortfall of $9.7 billion in tax revenue in 2020 and 2021, compared to previous projections.

New York will suffer $13.3 billion revenue shortfall from original forecast due to coronavirus, Cuomo says

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From CNBC: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that New York will report a $13.3 billion shortfall in revenue compared with its original forecast — representing a 14% decline in the state’s projected receipts.

The Empire State, which has been hit harder by the coronavirus pandemic than anywhere else in the U.S., currently forecasts $61 billion in total lost revenue between fiscal years 2021 and 2024, Cuomo said.

Food Insecurity in New York

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For the tenth consecutive year, Feeding America conducted our annual Map the Meal Gap study to improve our understanding of food insecurity and food costs at the local level. The most recent release is based on data from 2018. In response to COVID-19, we also released a companion study and interactive map that illustrate the projected impact of the pandemic on local food insecurity in 2020.