Costs and participation
|Program name||Year begun||Cost ($ millions)||Participation|
|Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)||1961||68,034.7||42.2 million participants per month|
|Nutrition Assistance Program for Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas (NAP)||1982*||1,480.9||Not available|
|Child nutrition programs|
|National School Lunch Program (NLSP)||1946||13,598.2||30.0 million participants per school day|
|School Breakfast Program (SBP)||1966||4,235.9||14.7 million participants per school day|
|Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)||1968||3,519.4||2,046.3 million total meals served|
|Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)||1969||477.3||151.9 million total meals and snacks|
|Special Milk Program (SMP)||1955||8.3||41.5 million total half pints served|
|Administrative Expenses for Child Nutrition Programs||N/A||512.9||N/A|
|Supplemental food programs|
|Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)||1972||5,599.2||7.3 million participants per month|
|Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)||1969||201.1||629.8 thousand participants per month|
|Food donation programs|
|The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)||1981||659.7||N/A|
|Nutrition Services Incentive Program**||1965||3.2||N/A|
|Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)||1976||121.6||90.1 thousand participants per month|
|Administrative expenses (not elsewhere classified)||N/A||150.7||N/A|
|Note: Information on program costs and participation come from the Program Information Report (Keydata), USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, September 2017 (subject to revision).
Information on the year a program began comes from the Annual Historical Review Fiscal Year 1997, USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, September 1999.
*American Samoa's Nutrition Assistance Program started in 1994.
**Administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
N/A = Not applicable.
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