USDA expenditures on food assistance programs, fiscal 1980-2011
Dollars (millions)

Line graph with 5 lines and 32 points per line.

Line 1, Administration.
Point 1, 1980 is 80.4.
Point 2, 1981 is 81.
Point 3, 1982 is 82.3.
Point 4, 1983 is 82.4.
Point 5, 1984 is 82.9.
Point 6, 1985 is 84.5.
Point 7, 1986 is 78.5.
Point 8, 1987 is 84.2.
Point 9, 1988 is 85.9.
Point 10, 1989 is 89.1.
Point 11, 1990 is 92.
Point 12, 1991 is 96.6.
Point 13, 1992 is 103.8.
Point 14, 1993 is 103.4.
Point 15, 1994 is 106.4.
Point 16, 1995 is 106.4.
Point 17, 1996 is 105.5.
Point 18, 1997 is 106.9.
Point 19, 1998 is 107.6.
Point 20, 1999 is 111.2.
Point 21, 2000 is 114.9.
Point 22, 2001 is 118.2.
Point 23, 2002 is 130.4.
Point 24, 2003 is 139.1.
Point 25, 2004 is 141.6.
Point 26, 2005 is 142.3.
Point 27, 2006 is 142.5.
Point 28, 2007 is 140.5.
Point 29, 2008 is 141.3.
Point 30, 2009 is 145.5.
Point 31, 2010 is 151.7.
Point 32, 2011 is 149.3.
Line 2, Food donations.
Point 1, 1980 is 172.9.
Point 2, 1981 is 209.1.
Point 3, 1982 is 439.1.
Point 4, 1983 is 1315.4.
Point 5, 1984 is 1441.8.
Point 6, 1985 is 1390.8.
Point 7, 1986 is 1333.2.
Point 8, 1987 is 1257.5.
Point 9, 1988 is 1013.2.
Point 10, 1989 is 657.6.
Point 11, 1990 is 646.6.
Point 12, 1991 is 604.1.
Point 13, 1992 is 604.3.
Point 14, 1993 is 581.2.
Point 15, 1994 is 589.5.
Point 16, 1995 is 413.8.
Point 17, 1996 is 306.7.
Point 18, 1997 is 415.8.
Point 19, 1998 is 457.3.
Point 20, 1999 is 493.6.
Point 21, 2000 is 436.4.
Point 22, 2001 is 605.
Point 23, 2002 is 672.5.
Point 24, 2003 is 535.1.
Point 25, 2004 is 513.
Point 26, 2005 is 464.1.
Point 27, 2006 is 387.4.
Point 28, 2007 is 345.9.
Point 29, 2008 is 382.3.
Point 30, 2009 is 718.7.
Point 31, 2010 is 729.4.
Point 32, 2011 is 622.7.
Line 3, WIC.
Point 1, 1980 is 749.2.
Point 2, 1981 is 899.4.
Point 3, 1982 is 976.9.
Point 4, 1983 is 1167.5.
Point 5, 1984 is 1436.1.
Point 6, 1985 is 1537.7.
Point 7, 1986 is 1630.6.
Point 8, 1987 is 1735.2.
Point 9, 1988 is 1859.3.
Point 10, 1989 is 1983.8.
Point 11, 1990 is 2207.6.
Point 12, 1991 is 2393.8.
Point 13, 1992 is 2701.9.
Point 14, 1993 is 2938.1.
Point 15, 1994 is 3276.8.
Point 16, 1995 is 3539.6.
Point 17, 1996 is 3795.5.
Point 18, 1997 is 3943.6.
Point 19, 1998 is 3984.2.
Point 20, 1999 is 4020.4.
Point 21, 2000 is 4065.8.
Point 22, 2001 is 4252.2.
Point 23, 2002 is 4452.2.
Point 24, 2003 is 4641.4.
Point 25, 2004 is 5035.4.
Point 26, 2005 is 5145.6.
Point 27, 2006 is 5202.9.
Point 28, 2007 is 5554.
Point 29, 2008 is 6352.1.
Point 30, 2009 is 6627.
Point 31, 2010 is 6849.3.
Point 32, 2011 is 7387.8.
Line 4, Child Nutrition.
Point 1, 1980 is 4033.9.
Point 2, 1981 is 4221.3.
Point 3, 1982 is 3733.2.
Point 4, 1983 is 4061.9.
Point 5, 1984 is 4265.9.
Point 6, 1985 is 4391.
Point 7, 1986 is 4625.5.
Point 8, 1987 is 4883.3.
Point 9, 1988 is 5047.
Point 10, 1989 is 5210.6.
Point 11, 1990 is 5496.2.
Point 12, 1991 is 6132.9.
Point 13, 1992 is 6754.1.
Point 14, 1993 is 7181.7.
Point 15, 1994 is 7688.6.
Point 16, 1995 is 8061.4.
Point 17, 1996 is 8411.
Point 18, 1997 is 8729.3.
Point 19, 1998 is 9059.
Point 20, 1999 is 9325.5.
Point 21, 2000 is 9670.7.
Point 22, 2001 is 10127.7.
Point 23, 2002 is 10726.4.
Point 24, 2003 is 11215.
Point 25, 2004 is 11884.2.
Point 26, 2005 is 12550.3.
Point 27, 2006 is 12922.9.
Point 28, 2007 is 13677.1.
Point 29, 2008 is 14688.7.
Point 30, 2009 is 15739.3.
Point 31, 2010 is 17099.1.
Point 32, 2011 is 17758.3.
Line 5, SNAP.
Point 1, 1980 is 9206.5.
Point 2, 1981 is 11225.2.
Point 3, 1982 is 11043.8.
Point 4, 1983 is 12675.7.
Point 5, 1984 is 12407.5.
Point 6, 1985 is 12531.9.
Point 7, 1986 is 12462.1.
Point 8, 1987 is 12461.4.
Point 9, 1988 is 13199.7.
Point 10, 1989 is 13844.3.
Point 11, 1990 is 16431.6.
Point 12, 1991 is 19736.7.
Point 13, 1992 is 23469.
Point 14, 1993 is 24697.9.
Point 15, 1994 is 25577.5.
Point 16, 1995 is 25760.
Point 17, 1996 is 25478.9.
Point 18, 1997 is 22669.8.
Point 19, 1998 is 20109.
Point 20, 1999 is 18911.6.
Point 21, 2000 is 18335.1.
Point 22, 2001 is 19103.3.
Point 23, 2002 is 22048.3.
Point 24, 2003 is 25287.5.
Point 25, 2004 is 28574.5.
Point 26, 2005 is 32639.9.
Point 27, 2006 is 34453.2.
Point 28, 2007 is 34770.6.
Point 29, 2008 is 39293.9.
Point 30, 2009 is 55684.8.
Point 31, 2010 is 70357.
Point 32, 2011 is 77379.8.

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 includes the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, the Nutriton Services Incentive Porgram, the Disaster Feeding Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, and the Food Distribution Programs for Charitable Institutions and Summer Camps. Administration includes administrative expenses. Note: FY 2010 and 2011 data are subject to revision. Source: Prepared by ERS using data from USDA, Food and Nutrition Service. Data as of December 2011.