ANNUAL SUMMARY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE PROGRAMS
(Data as of April 04, 2014)
      FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013
                            
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 1/                                  
People Participating (Thous.) 33,490 40,302 44,709 46,609 47,636
Households Participating (Thous.) 15,232 18,618 21,072 22,330 23,052
Value of Benefits (Mil.$) 50,360 64,702 71,811 74,619 76,066
Average Monthly Benefit Per Person ($) 125.31 133.79 133.85 133.41 133.07
Average Monthly Benefit Per Household ($) 275.51 289.60 283.99 278.48 274.98
Total Cost (Mil. $) 53,620 68,284 75,687 78,445 79,862
                           
PUERTO RICO GRANT (Mil. $) 2/ 2,001 2,001 2,001 2,001 2,001
                               
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM 3/                          
Children Participating (Thous.) 31,310 31,753 31,841 31,631 30,694
Total Lunches Served (Mil.) 5,186 5,278 5,274 5,215 5,096
Percent Free (%)  52.5 55.9 58.1 59.6 62.1
Percent Reduced-Price (%)  10.0 9.4 8.4 8.6 8.3
Total Afterschool Snacks Served (Mil.) 215 219 226 230 220
Cash Payments (Mil. $) 8,875 9,752 10,105 10,415 11,053
Commodity Costs (Mil. $) 1,119 1,128 1,195 1,164 1,163
Total Cost (Mil. $) 9,994 10,880 11,300 11,579 12,216
                               
SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM 3/                          
Children Participating (Thous.) 11,076 11,669 12,175 12,859 13,208
Total Breakfasts Served (Mil.) 1,867 1,968 2,048 2,145 2,222
Percent Free or Reduced Price (%) 82.1 83.5 83.7 84.2 84.8
Total Cost (Mil. $) 2,583 2,859 3,034 3,277 3,511
                               
SPECIAL MILK PROGRAM 4/                          
Total Half-Pints Served (Mil.) 79 72 67 61 55
Total Cost (Mil. $) 14 12 12 12 11
                               
CHILD/ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM 5/                          
Average Daily Attendance (Thous.) 3,320 3,411 3,426 3,546 3,674
Total Meals Served (Mil.) 1,896 1,910 1,929 1,945 1,957
   Child Care Centers (Mil.) 1,217 1,248 1,276 1,306 1,336
   Day Care Homes (Mil.) 613 595 583 569 551
   Adult Care Centers (Mil.) 66 67 70 70 70
   Percent Free or Reduced Price (%) 81.8 82.1 81.7 81.6 81.7
Cash Payments (Mil. $) 2,288 2,398 2,472 2,590 2,721
Commodity Costs (Mil.$) 96 95 103 115 124
Total Costs (Mil.$) 2,535 2,640 2,725 2,856 2,994
                               
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 6/                          
Average Daily Attendance (Thous.) 2,260 2,304 2,278 2,348 2,427
Total Meals Served (Mil.) 131 134 137 144 151
Total Cost (Mil.) 347 359 373 398 428
                               
CHILD NUTRITION STATE ADMIN. (Mil. $) 7/ 176 183 193 210 207
                               
WIC (SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD) 8/                          
Women-Infants-Children Participating (Thous.) 9,122 9,175 8,961 8,908 8,663
Food Cost (Mil. $) 4,641 4,563 5,018 4,808 4,496
Avg. Monthly Food Cost Per Person ($) 42.40 41.44 46.67 44.98 43.25
Total Cost (Mil. $) 6,472 6,680 7,169 6,798 6,450
                                    
COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD 9/                               
Total Participation (Thous.) 467 519 588 594 580
Total Cost (Mil. $) 155 165 198 209 203
                               
FOOD DISTRIB. ON INDIAN RESERV 9/                          
Total Participation (Thous.) 95 85 78 77 76
Total Cost (Mil.$) 100 95 94 97 100
                               
NSIP (Elderly Feeding) 10/                          
Total Meals Served (Mil.) NA NA NA NA NA
Total Cost (Mil. $) 2.0 2.5 1.7 2.8 2.4
                                
TEFAP (Emergency Food Assistance) 11/                           
Total Pounds Distributed (Mil.) 724 746 778 542 840
Total Food Cost (Mil. $) 553 566 462 378 628
Total Cost (Mil.$) 617 631 532 444 692
                           
OTHER FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS                      
Disaster Feeding (Mil. $) 12/ 0.049 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Charitable Institutes (Mil. $) 13/ 0.000 0.601 0.050 0.000 0.000
NOTES:
Data are provided by Federal Fiscal Year (October through September).   Commodity costs reflect the value of food distributed to participants (Food Distribution on Indian Reservations and Commodity Supplemental Food Program) or delivered to State warehouses (all other programs). 
FY 2013 data are preliminary and all data are subject to revision.
1/ Participation data are 12-month averages. Total cost includes benefits, the Federal share of State administrative expenses, and other Federal costs (e.g., printing and processing stamps).  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program prior to FY 2009. 
2/ Puerto Rico's Nutrition Assistance Grant provides benefits analogous to SNAP. Smaller outlying areas with similar grants include American Samoa ($6.5 million in FY 2008) and the Northern Marianas ($16.2 million).
3/ National School Lunch and School Breakfast participation data are 9-month averages (summer months are excluded). They represent average daily meals served adjusted by an attendance factor. School Lunch costs include cash payments, entitlement commodities, bonus commodities (surplus foods donated by the Dept. of Agriculture), and cash-in-lieu of commodities. School Breakfast costs are cash payments. Cash payments are Federal reimbursements to State agencies based on meals served multiplied by reimbursement rates which are adjusted annually to reflect changes in food costs.  Free and reduced-price meals served to needy children are reimbursed at much higher rates than full-price meals.
4/ Special milk costs are cash payments based on an annually determined reimbursement rate and the actual cost of free milk (a small portion of the total--less than 7% for all years).
5/ Total costs include cash payments, entitlement and bonus commodities, cash-in-lieu of commodities, sponsor administrative costs, start-up costs and audits.   
6/ Average daily attendance is reported only for July, the peak month of activity. Costs include cash payments, entitlement and bonus commodities, and the Federal share of State and sponsor administrative costs.  The decline in meals served since FY 2001 is largely attributable to alternative summer meal service in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program under Seamless Waiver provisions which eased reporting requirements for sponsors.
7/ The federal share of State administrative costs for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Child and Adult Food Care Programs.
8/ Total costs include food benefits, nutrition services and administrative funds, the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, infrastructure, breastfeeding promotion and peer counseling, program evaluation,  and technical assistance. 
9/ Includes commodity distribution costs (entitlement and bonus), the Federal share of State administrative expenses, and other costs (such as storage and transportation, food losses and demo. projects--national level only, unavailable prior to FY 1996).  
10/ The Nutrition Services Incentive Program was formerly called Nutrition Program for the Elderly.  As of FY 2002, meals served are reported to the Agency on Aging (DHHS) rather than FNS.  In FY 2003, administration of cash grants was transferred to the Agency on Aging, and FNS costs were limited to the value of commodities distributed.
11/ Total cost includes commodities distributed (entitlement and bonus) and the Federal share of State admin. expenses. Emergency food assistance is food made available to hunger relief organizations such as food banks and soup kitchens. It is not disaster relief.
12/ Most disaster relief is provided through SNAP.
13/ Includes summer camps.