SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 1]
(Data as of April 04, 2014)
Fiscal  Number of  Peak (July) Meals Total Federal
Year Sites  Participation Served Expenditures 2]
    ------------Thousands------------ --Mil.-- ---Million $---
1969 1.2 99 2.2 0.3
1970 1.9 227 8.2 1.8
1971 3.2 569 29.0 8.2
1972 6.5 1,080 73.5 21.9
1973 11.2 1,437 65.4 26.6
1974 10.6 1,403 63.6 33.6
1975 12.0 1,785 84.3 50.3
1976 16.0 2,453 104.8 73.4
TQ 3] 22.4 3,455 198.0 88.9
1977 23.7 2,791 170.4 114.4
1978 22.4 2,333 120.3 100.3
1979 23.0 2,126 121.8 108.6
1980 21.6 1,922 108.2 110.1
1981 20.6 1,726 90.3 105.9
1982 14.4 1,397 68.2 87.1
1983 14.9 1,401 71.3 93.4
1984 15.1 1,422 73.8 96.2
1985 16.0 1,462 77.2 111.5
1986 16.1 1,509 77.1 114.7
1987 16.9 1,560 79.9 129.3
1988 17.2 1,577 80.3 133.3
1989 18.5 1,652 86.0 143.8
1990 19.2 1,692 91.2 163.3
1991 20.6 1,845 96.2 181.4
1992 22.8 1,922 107.4 205.1
1993 25.8 2,119 113.4 219.7
1994 28.4 2,167 116.9 229.8
1995 28.2 2,107 120.4 237.0
1996 28.3 2,213 125.4 249.7
1997 4] 28.8 2,176 128.5 243.9
1998 30.3 2,308 134.5 262.2
1999 31.3 2,172 134.7 267.8
2000 31.4 2,103 130.8 267.2
2001 31.8 2,090 130.7 270.5
2002 5] 29.6 1,923 121.9 262.7
2003 29.9 2,070 117.0 256.6
2004 30.7 1,997 117.3 263.1
2005 30.6 1,946 115.9 266.7
2006 31.2 1,912 117.1 275.7
2007 31.2 1,977 120.5 290.4
2008 32.7 2,130 129.7 326.2
2009 34.8 2,260 131.5 347.1
2010 38.5 2,304 133.7 358.9
2011 38.9 2,278 137.3 372.9
2012 39.8 2,348 143.8 398.2
2013 42.7 2,427 151.0 427.6
FT 2013 data are preliminary; all data are subject to revision.
1] Fiscal Year 1969 through 1975 data are for the summer component of the Special Food Service Program.
2] Includes cash payments for meals served, sponsor administrative costs, State administrative expenses, and health inspection costs.  Also includes entitlement and bonus commodity costs for FY 1978 onward; prior year data  are included under the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
3] TQ = Transitional Quarter, the interim between the old definition of  fiscal year (July through June) and the current one (October through September).
4] The decline in costs from FY 1996 to FY 1997 reflects legislated reduction of payment rates.
5] The decrease in FY 2002 activity is largely attributable to alternative Seamless Waiver meal service in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, an outreach initiative which enables sponsors to operate summer meal service with reduced paperwork requirements.