Line graph with 5 lines and 31 points per line.

USDA expenditures on food assistance programs, fiscal 1985-2015

Dollars (millions)
Line 1, Administration.
Point 1, 1985 is 84.5.
Point 2, 1986 is 78.5.
Point 3, 1987 is 84.2.
Point 4, 1988 is 85.9.
Point 5, 1989 is 89.1.
Point 6, 1990 is 92.0.
Point 7, 1991 is 96.6.
Point 8, 1992 is 103.8.
Point 9, 1993 is 103.4.
Point 10, 1994 is 106.4.
Point 11, 1995 is 106.4.
Point 12, 1996 is 105.5.
Point 13, 1997 is 106.9.
Point 14, 1998 is 107.6.
Point 15, 1999 is 111.2.
Point 16, 2000 is 114.9.
Point 17, 2001 is 118.2.
Point 18, 2002 is 130.4.
Point 19, 2003 is 139.1.
Point 20, 2004 is 141.6.
Point 21, 2005 is 142.3.
Point 22, 2006 is 142.5.
Point 23, 2007 is 140.5.
Point 24, 2008 is 141.3.
Point 25, 2009 is 145.5.
Point 26, 2010 is 151.7.
Point 27, 2011 is 149.3.
Point 28, 2012 is 137.5.
Point 29, 2013 is 132.5.
Point 30, 2014 is 136.9.
Point 31, 2015 is 149.4.
Line 2, Food donations.
Point 1, 1985 is 1,390.8.
Point 2, 1986 is 1,333.2.
Point 3, 1987 is 1,257.5.
Point 4, 1988 is 1,013.2.
Point 5, 1989 is 657.6.
Point 6, 1990 is 646.6.
Point 7, 1991 is 604.1.
Point 8, 1992 is 604.3.
Point 9, 1993 is 581.2.
Point 10, 1994 is 589.5.
Point 11, 1995 is 413.8.
Point 12, 1996 is 306.7.
Point 13, 1997 is 415.8.
Point 14, 1998 is 457.3.
Point 15, 1999 is 493.6.
Point 16, 2000 is 436.4.
Point 17, 2001 is 605.0.
Point 18, 2002 is 672.5.
Point 19, 2003 is 535.1.
Point 20, 2004 is 513.0.
Point 21, 2005 is 464.1.
Point 22, 2006 is 387.4.
Point 23, 2007 is 345.9.
Point 24, 2008 is 382.3.
Point 25, 2009 is 718.7.
Point 26, 2010 is 729.4.
Point 27, 2011 is 622.7.
Point 28, 2012 is 547.9.
Point 29, 2013 is 795.2.
Point 30, 2014 is 741.4.
Point 31, 2015 is 642.4.
Line 3, WIC.
Point 1, 1985 is 1,537.7.
Point 2, 1986 is 1,630.6.
Point 3, 1987 is 1,735.2.
Point 4, 1988 is 1,859.3.
Point 5, 1989 is 1,983.8.
Point 6, 1990 is 2,207.6.
Point 7, 1991 is 2,393.8.
Point 8, 1992 is 2,701.9.
Point 9, 1993 is 2,938.1.
Point 10, 1994 is 3,276.8.
Point 11, 1995 is 3,539.6.
Point 12, 1996 is 3,795.5.
Point 13, 1997 is 3,943.6.
Point 14, 1998 is 3,984.2.
Point 15, 1999 is 4,020.4.
Point 16, 2000 is 4,065.8.
Point 17, 2001 is 4,252.2.
Point 18, 2002 is 4,452.2.
Point 19, 2003 is 4,641.4.
Point 20, 2004 is 5,035.4.
Point 21, 2005 is 5,145.6.
Point 22, 2006 is 5,202.9.
Point 23, 2007 is 5,554.0.
Point 24, 2008 is 6,352.1.
Point 25, 2009 is 6,627.0.
Point 26, 2010 is 6,849.3.
Point 27, 2011 is 7,387.8.
Point 28, 2012 is 7,006.8.
Point 29, 2013 is 6,658.7.
Point 30, 2014 is 6,500.6.
Point 31, 2015 is 6,344.8.
Line 4, Child Nutrition.
Point 1, 1985 is 4,391.0.
Point 2, 1986 is 4,625.5.
Point 3, 1987 is 4,883.3.
Point 4, 1988 is 5,047.0.
Point 5, 1989 is 5,210.6.
Point 6, 1990 is 5,496.2.
Point 7, 1991 is 6,132.9.
Point 8, 1992 is 6,754.1.
Point 9, 1993 is 7,181.7.
Point 10, 1994 is 7,688.6.
Point 11, 1995 is 8,061.4.
Point 12, 1996 is 8,411.0.
Point 13, 1997 is 8,729.3.
Point 14, 1998 is 9,059.0.
Point 15, 1999 is 9,325.5.
Point 16, 2000 is 9,670.7.
Point 17, 2001 is 10,127.7.
Point 18, 2002 is 10,726.4.
Point 19, 2003 is 11,215.0.
Point 20, 2004 is 11,884.2.
Point 21, 2005 is 12,550.3.
Point 22, 2006 is 12,922.9.
Point 23, 2007 is 13,677.1.
Point 24, 2008 is 14,688.7.
Point 25, 2009 is 15,739.3.
Point 26, 2010 is 17,099.1.
Point 27, 2011 is 17,758.3.
Point 28, 2012 is 18,565.4.
Point 29, 2013 is 19,662.4.
Point 30, 2014 is 20,498.3.
Point 31, 2015 is 21,134.1.
Line 5, SNAP.
Point 1, 1985 is 12,531.9.
Point 2, 1986 is 12,462.1.
Point 3, 1987 is 12,461.4.
Point 4, 1988 is 13,199.7.
Point 5, 1989 is 13,844.3.
Point 6, 1990 is 16,431.6.
Point 7, 1991 is 19,736.7.
Point 8, 1992 is 23,469.0.
Point 9, 1993 is 24,697.9.
Point 10, 1994 is 25,577.5.
Point 11, 1995 is 25,760.0.
Point 12, 1996 is 25,478.9.
Point 13, 1997 is 22,669.8.
Point 14, 1998 is 20,109.0.
Point 15, 1999 is 18,911.6.
Point 16, 2000 is 18,335.1.
Point 17, 2001 is 19,103.3.
Point 18, 2002 is 22,048.3.
Point 19, 2003 is 25,287.5.
Point 20, 2004 is 28,574.5.
Point 21, 2005 is 32,639.9.
Point 22, 2006 is 34,453.2.
Point 23, 2007 is 34,770.6.
Point 24, 2008 is 39,293.9.
Point 25, 2009 is 55,684.8.
Point 26, 2010 is 70,357.0.
Point 27, 2011 is 77,379.8.
Point 28, 2012 is 80,488.4.
Point 29, 2013 is 81,950.4.
Point 30, 2014 is 76,111.0.
Point 31, 2015 is 75,856.7.

Notes: SNAP includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) and the Nutrition Assistance Programs in Puerto Rico, the Northern Marianas, and starting in FY 1996, American Samoa.

Child nutrition includes the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care, Summer Food Service, and Special Milk Programs.

WIC includes the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Food donations include the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, the Disaster Feeding Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, and the Food Distribution Programs for Charitable Institutions and Summer Camps.

Administration includes administrative expenses.

FY 2014 and 2015 data are subject to revision.

Source: Prepared by ERS using data from USDA, Food and Nutrition Service. Data as of December 2015.