How SNAP Needs to Change During the Pandemic

Even if Friday’s Heroes Act were passed, we’d still see a hunger spike. Here’s why.

People who rely on public food assistance and WIC, a supplemental nutrition program for low-income women, infants and children, have been required to personally shop at stores with their benefit cards, thus increasing their risks of contagion. Photo: Yalonda M. James/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images