Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-218) 26 pp

July 2020

The Food Assistance Landscape: Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

This report uses preliminary data from USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to examine trends in U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through fiscal year 2019. It also highlights two recent ERS reports: one on household food insecurity in the United States in 2018 and another on the multiplier effect of increasing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

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; automatic stabilizer; gross domestic product GDP) multiplier

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