SUMMARY OF MAJOR FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE PROGRAMS
(Data as of April 04, 2014)
            January December January
NAME OF PROGRAM 2013 2013 2014
                       Preliminary Initial
                        
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  1/                       
  People participating (thous.) 47,772 46,782 46,542
  Households participating (thous.) 23,089 22,766 22,651
  Value of benefits ($ mil.) 6,326 5,819 5,765
  Average benefit ($) 132.42 124.38 123.87
  Total program cost ($ mil.) 2/ 6,337 6,820 5,780
                       
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM:      
  Children participating (thous.) 30,694 30,294 30,159
  Children reached w/Free-Reduced Lunch (thous.) 21,350 21,434 21,330
  Total Lunches Served (mil.) 527.0 407.6 478.2
  Percent Served Free (%) 61.06 62.48 62.34
  Percent Served Reduced Priced (%) 8.49 8.27 8.39
  Total NSLP Cost 3/ ($ mil.) 1,280 1,018 1,243
       
SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM:      
  Children participating (thous.) 12,839 13,245 12,930
  Total Breakfasts Served (mil.) 220.1 181.1 205.4
  Percent Served Free-Reduced Priced (%) 84.80 84.88 85.16
  Total SBP Cost ($ mil.) 346.7 292.3 332.1
                    
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD:                        
  Total meals served (mil.) 171.8 146.7 163.1
     Child care centers (mil.) 119.0 100.4 112.5
     Day care homes (mil.) 46.9 40.8 44.9
     Adult care centers (mil.) 5.8 5.6 5.6
     Percent served free/reduced-price (%) 82.30 82.93 82.51
  Total program cost ($ mil.) 2/ 3/ 240.4 275.7 234.3
                               
WIC (SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION):                   
  Women-infants-children participating (thous.) 8,752 8,151 8,226
  Food cost ($ mil.) 383.5 367.6 351.6
  Average food cost per person ($) 43.82 45.10 42.74
  Total program cost ($ mil.)  533.5 509.1 482.6
                       
TOTAL USDA FOOD DONATIONS (ALL PROGRAMS) 4/:                  
  Entitlement foods ($ mil.)  170.0 150.6 193.8
  Bonus foods ($ mil.) 3.8 0.6 0.2
  TEFAP--Emergency Food Assistance ($ mil.) 71.2 49.9 48.2
All data are subject to revision; initial January 2014 and preliminary December 2013 numbers are subject to substantial change.  See Annual Summary for more detailed notes. 
1/ Excludes Nutrition Assistance Grants, which provide benefits analogous to SNAP in several outlying areas (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Marianas).  
2/ Administrative costs are reported on a quarterly basis (March, June, September and December). 
3/ Includes cash reimbursements and commodity costs (entitlement and bonus).
4/ Commodity costs are based on the value of food distributed to participants or delivered to State warehouses.