Presenter Information

Toni Sholola

Date

8-23-2021

Faculty Sponsor

Robyn Barnes

Abstract / Description

Financial issues in America have often caused an increase in unhealthy eating. Low income areas are often filled with cheap high calorie sugar foods. Since the global pandemic unemployment has gone up and more people have been struggling making money to live. Places like the Salem Food Pantry were created to help people with finance problems have access to healthy food. I used data of the amount of people who eat at the Salem pantry before COVID verses after COVID to compare numbers. It was noticed that since COVID many more people have been coming to the Salem Pantry. One of the head workers of the pantry named Mike has said many customers that get food at the pantry experienced financial issues because of unemployment.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

COinS
 

Nutritious Food for All: Lack of Access to Healthy Food Before and During the Pandemic

Financial issues in America have often caused an increase in unhealthy eating. Low income areas are often filled with cheap high calorie sugar foods. Since the global pandemic unemployment has gone up and more people have been struggling making money to live. Places like the Salem Food Pantry were created to help people with finance problems have access to healthy food. I used data of the amount of people who eat at the Salem pantry before COVID verses after COVID to compare numbers. It was noticed that since COVID many more people have been coming to the Salem Pantry. One of the head workers of the pantry named Mike has said many customers that get food at the pantry experienced financial issues because of unemployment.

 

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