The Program Data site provides selected statistical information on
activity in all major Food and Nutrition Service Programs (FNS).
These include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Special Supplemental
Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); Child Nutrition Programs
(National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care, Summer
Food Service and Special Milk); and Food Distribution Programs (Schools,
Emergency Food Assistance, Indian Reservations, Commodity Supplemental,
Nutrition for the Elderly, and Charitable Institutions).
Four types of tables are provided: historical summaries, annual
state level data for selected elements, monthly national level
data for major programs, and the latest available month for state-level
participation in major programs. The summaries begin with
1969, the year that FNS was established to administer the Department of
Agriculture's nutrition assistance programs. Data are provided by
federal fiscal year rather than calendar or school year. This
includes the months of October through September (prior to FY 1977, it
covered July through June). Annual state-level tables include data
for the five most recent complete years (2008-2012). The latest
month for state-level activity is August 2013. Data are as
of November 8, 2013; FY 2012 and 2013 numbers are preliminary and are subject to significant revision.
If you need additional information or have any questions, please
e-mail us. The following program area pages provide detailed program
explanations and information: SNAP, Child
Nutrition, WIC and Food