COVID-19 will affect the food and financial security of many for years to come

The complex food shopping patterns that financially insecure families employ have been upended by COVID-19. While the maximum benefit for SNAP increased, this policy change alone will not address many of the barriers low-income families are facing in acquiring food during the pandemic. To facilitate advocacy and policy change around this food insecurity crisis, researchers developed a web mapping tool that details states where SNAP shoppers can purchase groceries online and key SNAP policies.