COVID-19 Support Food Access and Security During Coronavirus: A Vermont Study General Overview Brief


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected people across the globe, disrupting food access and security. To understand how food systems and security are impacted, an online survey was launched for two weeks in Vermont beginning March 29th (less than a week after
the order to “Stay home, stay safe”) through Front Porch Forum, social media ads, media coverage, and community partners. A total of 3,251 Vermonters responded. This brief provides a summary of their responses, including reported food security, perceived impacts, concerns related to food access, and food behaviors. For detailed information on the respondents experiencing food insecurity or who experienced a job disruption, please see the separate briefs dedicated to those topics.

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