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Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Social Policy


This report describes the stores and vendors where program participants have spent their Chelsea Eats funds. We have analyzed anonymized data on card spending for purchases that occurred between November 24, 2020 and March 2, 2021 on 2,001 Chelsea Eats cards, a total of 47,624 transactions amounting to $2,079,698.


Liebman, Jeffrey, Kathryn Carlson, Eliza Novick, and Pamela Portocarrero. "Chelsea Eats Study: Card Spending Update." May 2021.