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Table 4 Socio-demographic characteristics of peer mentor participants (n = 10; 1 missing) compared to sample MCM clients (n = 329)

From: Successes and challenges of using a peer Mentor model for nutrition education within a food pantry: a qualitative study

CharacteristicNumber (Peer Mentors)Number (MCM Clients)
Age (range in years)
 2–39090 (27%)
 40–494 (40%)69 (21%)
 50–59092 (28%)
 60 and over6 (60%)78 (24%)
Education Level
 Less than a high-school degree1 (10%)28 (9%)
 High school degree or GED3 (30%)157 (48%)
 Technical or vocational school or trade certificate041 (12%)
 Some college, but have not graduated3 (30%)0
 Two-year or Four-year college degree3 (30%)83 (25%)
Unknown020 (6%)
Federal Food Assistance Program Participation (check all that apply)
 Food Pantry7 (70%)329 (100%)
 Free or reduced school meals2 (20%)Not collected
 Summer Feeding Programs033 (10%)
 Head Start2 (20%)Not collected
 Medicaid6 (60%)Not collected
 SNAP4 (40%)165 (50%)
 WIC2 (20%)Not collected
 None reported2 (20%)Not collected
Race/Ethnicity
 American Indian or Alaska Native1 (1%)6 (2%)
 Asian01 (< 1%)
 Black/African American4 (40%)134 (41%)
 Hispanic044 (13%)
 White4 (40%)125 (38%)
 Other1 (1%)15 (5%)
 Unknown04 (1%)