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Overview

The Crossroads ClientCare Longitudinal (CCL) Database consists of administrative data collected by Crossroads Community Services, a food re-distributor, or one of their participating Community Distribution Partners. The data is "longitudinal" meaning it allows us to follow outcomes from the same household over time: a new record is generated each time a household visits Crossroads Community Services to receive assistance. The data contain records of 8185 unduplicated households who received food from Crossroads spanning from May 22, 2013 to April 27, 2018. Data collection is ongoing, and annual updates are made to the CCL Database each May. Each May, new clients are added and new observations about existing clients are added. New data are usually available for release to cleared researchers in the 3rd quarter of the year.

Table 1. Number of CCL Database Records per Year (May 2013-April 2018)

Because the CCL Database is longitudinal, households can be observed at multiple time points. Households enter and exit the data set on an opportunistic basis, but household observations often span multiple years as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Observation Window for Households in the CCL Database (May 2013-April 2018)

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