Shaefer attributes low food insecurity to stimulus checks

September 10, 2021 The New York Times

New data reveals that food insecurity stayed low during the pandemic stayed at relatively low levels, which Luke Shaefer attributes to expanded government aid. 

“We now have definitive evidence that food hardship is responsive to government aid. The effect is crystal clear," Shaefer said. “We could potentially be at the lowest level of food insecurity ever recorded, because of the government transfers."