COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM:  TOTAL PARTICIPATION
(Data as of April 4, 2014)
State FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013
           
Alaska 2,079 2,046 2,162 2,166 2,089
Arizona 12,965 13,182 12,482 12,760 12,171
Arkansas -- 1,468 2,873 2,985 2,958
California 53,250 63,381 73,939 76,188 74,621
Colorado 17,287 17,123 17,674 18,177 18,049
Delaware -- 433 2,242 2,404 2,366
District of Columbia 6,447 6,411 6,633 6,480 6,238
Georgia -- 1,515 2,879 2,975 2,945
Illinois 13,525 14,640 16,641 17,500 16,778
Indiana 4,303 4,264 4,317 3,637 3,489
Iowa 3,238 2,997 2,958 3,017 2,955
Kansas 4,704 4,672 5,025 4,981 4,867
Kentucky 15,735 19,858 23,012 23,242 23,143
Louisiana 62,900 67,982 68,085 67,825 65,015
Maine -- 1,215 2,928 2,949 2,922
Michigan 77,620 77,732 77,936 76,366 75,290
Minnesota 14,045 14,652 15,725 15,997 15,758
Mississippi 7,006 7,774 9,106 9,553 9,507
Missouri 9,336 11,590 15,210 15,838 15,881
Montana 6,801 7,666 8,182 8,145 8,124
Nebraska 12,796 12,342 12,167 11,896 10,870
Nevada 5,730 6,578 7,164 7,259 7,287
New Hampshire 7,164 7,207 6,468 6,236 5,889
New Jersey -- 1,245 2,889 2,931 2,920
New Mexico 15,589 16,294 16,815 16,459 16,360
New York 30,669 32,056 33,720 34,407 31,358
North Carolina 1,137 1,146 1,135 1,156 1,131
North Dakota 2,737 2,668 2,388 2,121 2,047
Ohio 15,513 17,858 19,719 20,696 20,286
Oklahoma -- 1,336 2,897 2,982 2,954
Oregon 1,318 1,483 1,657 1,659 1,621
Pennsylvania 14,566 20,532 33,794 34,497 34,354
South Carolina 3,705 4,581 5,470 5,537 5,288
South Dakota 3,410 3,959 5,087 4,874 4,779
Tennessee 13,198 13,334 13,591 13,088 13,264
Texas 15,552 20,725 32,282 33,639 33,118
Utah -- 194 1,841 2,414 2,386
Vermont 3,572 3,342 3,217 3,219 3,119
Washington 3,645 4,377 5,220 5,196 5,173
Wisconsin 5,073 6,988 10,549 10,746 10,391
  TOTAL 466,615 518,846 588,076 594,196 579,759
If a State operated for less than a full year, its annual average does not include non-operating months (e.g., if it operated for two month, the annual participation sum is divided by two rather than twelve). Consequently, the sum of the States exceeds the Total for most years.  In FY 2005, Louisiana participation is an 8 month average; there was no activity in September due to Hurricane Katrina.  In FY 2006, its participation gradually rose from under 6,000 in the initial month to 62,000 during the last two months.

CSFP was originally a food distribution alternative to the WIC Program which provided supplemental food packages to women, infants and children.  It began serving elderly persons on a pilot basis in FY 1982. By FY 1999, most participants were elderly.  FY 2013 data are preliminary; all data are subject to revision.