Expenditures for USDA’s food assistance programs fall in 2018
Federal expenditures for USDA's 15 food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $96.1 billion in fiscal 2018, or 3 percent less than the previous fiscal year. This was almost 12 percent less than the historical high of $109.2 billion set in fiscal 2013. Expenditures decreased by 5 percent for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and by 6 percent for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in fiscal 2018. Expenditures for the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program, remained about the same.
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