Expenditures for USDA’s food assistance programs fall in 2017
Federal expenditures for USDA's 15 food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $98.6 billion in fiscal 2017, or 4 percent less than the previous fiscal year. This was almost 10 percent less than the historical high of $109.2 billion set in fiscal 2013. Expenditures decreased by 4 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 2017. 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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