Date of Publication

Winter 1-23-2019


Food shelves offer a unique, centralized location to engage with populations with multiple needs. Food shelf clients demonstrate poorer overall health and less access to healthcare and other social services. Winooski has a large refugee and immigrant population, whose needs may differ greatly from clients served by nearby food shelves in Chittenden County. Winooski Food Shelf visits provide opportunities to link clients to other needed health and social services. Previous studies have demonstrated efficacy in resource intervention guided by information gathered from food shelf clients.

PROJECT GOAL: Assess the greatest health and social needs for clientele of the Winooski Food Shelf and make recommendations based on data gathered.


Jan Carney

UVM Larner College of Medicine

Linda Howe

Winooski Food Shelf


Winooski Food Shelf


Access to Health Services, Disability and Health, Food Safety, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Injury and Violence Prevention, Maternal, Infant, and Child Health, Nutrition and Weight Status, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Social Determinants of Health

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Needs Assessment of Winooski Food Shelf Clients