Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-120) 21 pp

February 2014

The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2013 Annual Report

In this report, the Economic Research Service uses preliminary data from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to examine trends in U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through fiscal 2013 (October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013) and ERS data to examine trends in the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity in the United States through 2012.

Keywords: Food assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, school lunch, school breakfast, WIC, food insecurity

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