Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-169) 26 pp

March 2017

The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2016 Annual Report

This report uses preliminary data from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to examine trends in U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through fiscal 2016 (October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016) and USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) data to examine trends in the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity in the United States through 2015.

Keywords: Food and nutrition assistance programs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); National School Lunch Program; School Breakfast Program; Child and Adult Care Food Program; food security; economic conditions

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