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Food insecurity is a predictor of poor health outcomes and a critical social determinant of health. Food shelves are critical community resources aimed to counter food insecurity by providing nutrition and other resources to those in need. Food insecurity in Winooski, Vermont is substantial and increasing, with 10% of residents utilizing the Winooski Food Shelf (WFS) in 2018. To aid in the increasing demand of the WFS, we determined the greatest need(s) to implement a sustainable intervention to ensure capacity to meet demands.


Jan Carney MD MPH

University of Vermont

Carolyn Gould

Winooski Food Shelf

Linda Howe

Winooski Food Shelf


Educational and Community-Based Programs, Food Safety, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Nutrition and Weight Status

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Development of a Sustainable Volunteer Model to Address Food Insecurity