New York’s families have had a tough year. Kids have missed sports, school, and birthday parties. Parents have faced difficult choices about childcare. Families have struggled to cover the costs of groceries and rent.
The economic downturn and childcare crisis caused by COVID-19 shone a light on one of the most unacceptable truths about our society. The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of humankind and yet 10 million of our nation’s children live in poverty.