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Last year, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf provided 1,260,517 pounds of food to over 11,000 people each month via groceries, hot meals and home delivery, supplying an average of almost 40% of food for families.

CEFS seeks to improve their services and offerings by better understanding the demographics, food preference, and needs of the clients they serve.

Our goal was to collect demographic and utilization data to identify areas where CEFS could enhance services and improve client access to healthful food.


Judy Christensen, PhD, University of Vermont College of Arts and Sciences

Kelly McLemore, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf


Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf


Nutrition and Weight Status, Social Determinants of Health, Access to Health Services, Diabetes, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being


Presented at the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo, Denver, CO, November 3, 2015.

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