COST OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS 
(Data as of April 04, 2014)
     Nutrition  Food Dist.            Emergency      
     Services on Indian  Charitable  Commodity  Food      
Fiscal Incentive Reserv.  Institutions  Supplemental  Assistance  Total 
Year Prog. 1]   2]  3]  Food 4]  5]  6] 
   ----------------------------------Millions of Dollars----------------------------    
1969 -- 223.9 25.4 1.0 -- 250.3
1970 -- 281.6 22.5 7.8 -- 311.9
1971 -- 308.4 24.5 12.8 -- 345.7
1972 -- 298.6 25.8 12.9 -- 337.3
1973 -- 241.2 27.4 13.3 -- 281.9
1974 -- 178.5 24.8 15.1 -- 218.4
1975 1.8 39.1 20.3 17.3 -- 78.5
1976 8.7 11.3 11.9 17.2 -- 49.1
1977 18.9 11.1 17.6 14.3 -- 61.9
1978 37.6 12.6 27.9 17.6 -- 95.7
1979 57.8 20.6 54.2 17.4 -- 150.0
1980 74.9 26.8 71.2 21.5 -- 194.4
1981 93.7 37.1 78.3 27.8 -- 236.9
1982 101.9 41.0 116.7 28.1 179.5 467.2
1983 119.8 43.6 153.8 41.5 998.2 1,356.9
1984 126.6 50.8 189.8 48.0 1,074.6 1,489.8
1985 133.7 59.9 170.3 48.4 1,026.2 1,439.2
1986 137.2 60.2 240.4 47.7 895.2 1,380.9
1987 139.3 63.4 158.1 55.6 895.0 1,313.0
1988 146.1 61.6 158.9 61.8 645.4 1,075.0
1989 144.36 63.3 135.6 72.33 301.2 718.2
1990 141.63 65.73 103.88 85.37 329.2 727.0
1991 140.46 64.57 93.05 92.67 298.7 691.4
1992 151.48 61.76 115.09 105.2 271.3 707.3
1993 152.93 62.76 91.11 112.59 270.8 693.8
1994 151.52 65.32 105.46 107.33 264.1 696.8
1995 147.52 65.98 63.98 99.06 134.8 513.7
1996 144.76 72.86 11.04 101.5 79.6 410.5
1997 145.09 73.52 6.31 100.36 191.8 518.2
1998 141.11 75.21 9.25 96.33 234.3 557.2
1999 140.28 79.73 3.03 100.26 269.6 601.4
2000 137.11 74.22 2.24 97.77 224.8 536.6
2001 152.13 72.31 6.76 105.44 377.1 716.3
2002 150.02 75.48 16.37 115.36 434.5 802.6
2003 3.19 75.25 6.24 121.82 455.6 662.8
2004 3.74 78.04 9.95 145.29 419.7 676.8
2005 3.76 75.82 3.83 155.64 372.4 626.5
2006 2.94 75.63 2.84 130.98 300.4 529.0
2007 2.64 80.8 0 142.09 255.4 488.0
2008 2.43 96.45 0 160.85 283 543.0
2009 1.98 100.05 0 155.06 616.5 873.6
2010 2.48 95.37 0.6 165.03 630.7 895.8
2011 1.73 93.96 0.05 198.48 531.7 829.8
2012 2.75 97.41 0.0 208.85 443.5 756.8
2013 2.44 100.29 0.0 202.86 692 998.7
 
All data are subject to revision. 
1] Formerly known as Nutrition Program for the Elderly.  Includes the value of commodities delivered to State warehouses and cash-in-lieu of commodities.    Beginning in FY 2001, grants are based on the proportion of total meals served the previous year by each State agency and Indian tribal organization.  In FY 2003, administration of the program was transferred to the Agency on Aging (Department of Health and Human Services); FNS' role was limited to providing commodities for State or Indian agencies which elect food distribution for a portion of their grant.
2] Includes the value of commodities distributed to participants, the Federal share of State administrative expenses, and other costs (e.g., storage and transportation, demo. projects, and food losses--FY 1996 onward).  Originally established to provide commodity assistance to needy families, the program was gradually replaced by the Food Stamp Program (FSP).  After FY 1975--when the  FSP attained nationwide coverage--it was limited to Indian reservations which preferred food distribution to food stamps, and to certain Pacific islands.  The latter were  gradually phased out from the late 1980's to the mid 1990's as the islands converted from U.S. territorial status to commonwealths.
3] Includes the value of surplus commodities delivered to State warehouses for distribution to charitable institutions and summer camps.
4] Includes the value of commodities distributed to participants, the Federal share of State administrative expenses, and other costs (e.g., storage and transportation, demo. projects, and food losses--FY 1996 onward).  CSFP has two components--women, infants and children (a food distribution alternative to the WIC Program) and low-income elderly persons.  FY 2006 excludes supplemental disaster assistance provided to gulf states affected by Hurricane Katrina.
5] Includes the value of commodities delivered to State warehouses under The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP--all years) and the Soup Kitchens/Food Banks Program (FY 1989-96) which  provided benefits analogous to TEFAP under a separate appropriation.  Also includes the Federal share of State administrative expenses.
6] The total includes commodity disaster assistance.  It does not include commodity costs of Child Nutrition Programs.  Most disaster assistance is provided through SNAP and is included in SNAP benefit costs.  Also includes food distributed to the Bureau of Prisons, the Veterans Administration, and the SNAP Elderly Pilot Project.