1. Respondents experiencing food insecurity were more likely to be people of color, female, live in households with children, and live in larger households.
2. 84.2% of respondents who experienced food insecurity at some point in the year before the coronavirus pandemic remained food insecure during the early days of the outbreak.
3. The majority of respondents experiencing food insecurity are not utilizing food assistance programs.
4. ⅔ of respondents experiencing food insecurity are already buying different, cheaper foods or eating less to make their food last.
5. ⅔ of respondents experiencing food insecurity with a job had job disruption or loss since the coronavirus outbreak.
6. Vermonters are helping each other – there was a reported doubling in the percentage of people receiving their food via delivery from other people.
Niles, Meredith T.; Bertmann, Farryl; Morgan, Emily H.; Wentworth, Thomas; Biehl, Erin; and Neff, Roni, "The Impact of Coronavirus on Vermonters Experiencing Food Insecurity" (2020). College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty Publications. 19.