Expansion of Grocery Delivery and Access for Washington SNAP Participants During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Beese, S.; Amram, O.; Corylus, A.; Graves, J.M.; Postma, J.; Monsivais, P.


The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an unprecedented food security crisis that will have long-term health effects (1). As society shut down to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the interruptions tested the limits of our current food supply chain to meet supply and demand (2). Exigencies on our food system, particularly safety-net resources like food banks, increased by 50% nationwide (1). Inequities in access to healthy food became magnified, exacerbating disparities that existed before the pandemic, such as increased risk of food insecurity for people without college degrees and unemployed people (3). © 2022,Preventing Chronic Disease. All Rights Reserved.