“Susana Salgado’s children could be among those. She and her husband work but still struggle to make ends meet for their family of four in Chicago. Her husband works at a restaurant and his hours were cut recently because of the delta variant. Salgado put the monthly deposit toward back-to-school expenses.
‘So, we’re buying backpacks, uniforms, school supplies and also paying for the registration for programs that our children want to participate in that sometimes are not free, and we have to pay,’ she said.”
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