Expenditures for USDA’s food assistance programs down in 2016
Federal expenditures for USDA's 15 food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $101.9 billion in fiscal 2016, or 2 percent less than the previous fiscal year. This was about 7 percent less than the historical high of $109.2 billion set in fiscal 2013. Expenditures decreased by 4 percent for both the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and WIC in fiscal 2016, but increased by 7 percent for the School Breakfast Program, by 6 percent for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and by 4 percent for the National School Lunch Program.
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