UW, WSU invite Washingtonians to participate in food security study

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The University of Washington and Washington State University, with support from Tacoma Community College, have created the Washington State Food Security Survey to gain a better understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted economic security and food access for Washingtonians.

All Washington residents age 18 and older are asked to participate in the study, which is available on computers or smartphones at

The survey will ask questions related to health status, food access and economic needs. The goal is to learn more about how Washington residents are handling economic and food disruptions due to the pandemic. This information will help state and community partners to identify needs and support resource allocation for Washington residents. The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete.

Those who complete the survey will be asked to provide an email address to be entered to win one of 50 grocery store gift cards worth $50. Entering the drawing is optional, and people can participate in the survey without providing this information. Taking part in this study is voluntary. The study does not ask for a name, protected health information or identifying information.