Population Health

January 12, 2021

Round 2 of Washington food study underway to determine insecurity during pandemic

Image of fish for sale at a marketRecognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Washington residents’ access to food and economic needs, University of Washington researchers have teamed with researchers from Washington State University and Tacoma Community College to conduct food security surveys.

With support from the UW Population Health Initiative, the first wave of surveys was conducted in the early summer of 2020. Over 2,000 Washington state residents participated, from across 38 counties. The survey results will be used to inform Washington state and county agencies and influence the distribution of food assistance and relief funds.

Researchers are now conducting the second wave of the Washington State Food Security Survey, which will be open until mid-January.

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