Third round of stimulus checks helped, but millions still struggling


While the number of Americans struggling to put food on the table and pay bills fell last month, new data shows that millions are still feeling the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The third round of stimulus payments started to hit bank accounts on March 12, so it’s not surprising that the number of Americans who couldn’t cover household expenses in late March fell from 33.8% to 28.9%, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data collected March 17-29

The number of Americans who sometimes or often do not have enough to eat on a weekly basis also fell, from 10.7% to 8.8%. 

But that still leaves about 18 million adults who are going hungry, a figure that is much higher…


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