MONITORING NEED IN NYC

Launched in 2012 and conducted in partnership with Columbia University, Poverty Tracker is a groundbreaking study of disadvantage in New York City. Unlike typical surveys of poverty that take an annual snapshot, Poverty Tracker checks in with the same 4,000 households quarter after quarter for several years. This approach provides a dynamic view of poverty over time.

Going Hungry: Which New Yorkers are Leaving Food on the Table?

New data from the Poverty Tracker shows that approximately 1 in 4 New York City households eligible for SNAP benefits, commonly known as food stamps, does not receive them. “Going Hungry” provides insight into who is leaving SNAP on the table, and the major life events that are most likely to lead people to enroll.

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