Definition: Estimated percentage of adults with caregiving responsibilities for children ages 0-17 who had and had not accessed free or reduced price school meals before and after early March 2020, by timing of usage and household income level (e.g., in Wave 1 (Nov. 9 – Dec. 11, 2020), 14.3% of California caregivers living in households with annual incomes below $30,000 had started using free or reduced price school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic after not using them before the pandemic).
Data Source: Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Dec. 2020). Questionnaire: American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevent Child Abuse America & Tufts Medical Center; California oversample: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health & California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (California Dept. of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch & California Dept. of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention).
Footnote: These data are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The annotation [!] indicates that the margin of error for the estimate is between 5 and 10 percentage points.