Show the Community: The value in a SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) online purchase and delivery program for the SF Bay Area

hi everyone! hopefully this is the right channel to post this in, but i’m working with a group at Stanford and we’ve been using safegraph’s facteus datasets to justify the need/value in a SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) online purchase and delivery program for the SF Bay Area. here are the preliminary figures we were able to generate:

we are currently looking into regions to depict a picture of digital accessibility within the SF Bay Area and how that affects this integration

currently looking for new datasets explorations and suggestions on what can be further analyzed with safegraph data that would help further justify the need for policy exploration in this arena - because i know there is a lot more to this space, but just have no idea what kind of data already exists and how to make use of them

Hi @Sam_Liu_Stanford, all of the SafeGraph datasets and their documentation can be found at the following link. This link also has a list of organizations’ datasets. From my brief look at your work so far, I’d suggest taking a look at the Social Distancing or Monthly Patterns datasets. There may be some way of using those data to better understand the the impact an online SNAP purchase and delivery program could have. You may find value in the Open Census Data as well. Let me know if you have any questions!

@Sam_Liu_Stanford We are working in a similar space. Maybe we can connect? I am at Santa Clara University and my colleague Prof. Drew Starbird has had a Hunger Index for the Bay Area for several years. We are trying to connect that with the issue of access.

@Sam_Liu_Stanford Open Census data should be useful for you, like @Ryan_Kruse_MN_State mentioned. The American Community Survey (ACS) includes data at the census block group on internet access, computer at home, smart phone at home, transit availability… FCC also have data on broadband availability: