General Overview of Food Assistance and Nutrition Programs
USDA's domestic food and nutrition assistance programs affect
the daily lives of millions of people, with about one in four
Americans participating in at least one food assistance program at
some point during a given year.
Expenditures for food and nutrition assistance account for over
two-thirds of USDA's budget.
USDA food and nutrition assistance
programs, costs and participation, fiscal 2010
expenditures on food assistance programs, fiscal 1980-2010
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