Average monthly SNAP/FSP benefits per person, fiscal 1980-2010
The Federal stimulus package enacted in April 2009 led to large increases in average monthly benefits in fiscal years 2009 and 2010
Dollars per person

Line graph with 3 lines and 31 points per line.

Line 1, Average monthly benefits per person.
Point 1, 1980 is 34.47.
Point 2, 1981 is 39.49.
Point 3, 1982 is 39.17.
Point 4, 1983 is 42.98.
Point 5, 1984 is 42.74.
Point 6, 1985 is 44.99.
Point 7, 1986 is 45.49.
Point 8, 1987 is 45.78.
Point 9, 1988 is 49.83.
Point 10, 1989 is 51.85.
Point 11, 1990 is 58.92.
Point 12, 1991 is 63.86.
Point 13, 1992 is 68.57.
Point 14, 1993 is 67.96.
Point 15, 1994 is 69.01.
Point 16, 1995 is 71.26.
Point 17, 1996 is 73.21.
Point 18, 1997 is 71.27.
Point 19, 1998 is 71.12.
Point 20, 1999 is 72.27.
Point 21, 2000 is 72.62.
Point 22, 2001 is 74.81.
Point 23, 2002 is 79.67.
Point 24, 2003 is 83.9.
Point 25, 2004 is 85.99.
Point 26, 2005 is 92.57.
Point 27, 2006 is 94.32.
Point 28, 2007 is 95.63.
Point 29, 2008 is 101.53.
Point 30, 2009 is 124.25.
Point 31, 2010 is 133.79.
Line 2, Annual cpi food and beverage.
Point 1, 1980 is 86.7.
Point 2, 1981 is 93.5.
Point 3, 1982 is 97.3.
Point 4, 1983 is 99.5.
Point 5, 1984 is 103.2.
Point 6, 1985 is 105.6.
Point 7, 1986 is 109.1.
Point 8, 1987 is 113.5.
Point 9, 1988 is 118.2.
Point 10, 1989 is 124.9.
Point 11, 1990 is 132.1.
Point 12, 1991 is 136.8.
Point 13, 1992 is 138.7.
Point 14, 1993 is 141.6.
Point 15, 1994 is 144.9.
Point 16, 1995 is 148.9.
Point 17, 1996 is 153.7.
Point 18, 1997 is 157.7.
Point 19, 1998 is 161.1.
Point 20, 1999 is 164.6.
Point 21, 2000 is 168.4.
Point 22, 2001 is 173.6.
Point 23, 2002 is 176.8.
Point 24, 2003 is 180.5.
Point 25, 2004 is 186.6.
Point 26, 2005 is 191.2.
Point 27, 2006 is 195.7.
Point 28, 2007 is 203.3.
Point 29, 2008 is 214.2.
Point 30, 2009 is 218.2.
Point 31, 2010 is 220.
Line 3, Adjusted benefits per person (2010 dollars).
Point 1, 1980 is 87.46.
Point 2, 1981 is 92.91.
Point 3, 1982 is 88.56.
Point 4, 1983 is 95.02.
Point 5, 1984 is 91.11.
Point 6, 1985 is 93.72.
Point 7, 1986 is 91.72.
Point 8, 1987 is 88.73.
Point 9, 1988 is 92.74.
Point 10, 1989 is 91.32.
Point 11, 1990 is 98.12.
Point 12, 1991 is 102.69.
Point 13, 1992 is 108.75.
Point 14, 1993 is 105.58.
Point 15, 1994 is 104.77.
Point 16, 1995 is 105.28.
Point 17, 1996 is 104.78.
Point 18, 1997 is 99.42.
Point 19, 1998 is 97.12.
Point 20, 1999 is 96.59.
Point 21, 2000 is 94.86.
Point 22, 2001 is 94.8.
Point 23, 2002 is 99.13.
Point 24, 2003 is 102.25.
Point 25, 2004 is 101.37.
Point 26, 2005 is 106.51.
Point 27, 2006 is 106.02.
Point 28, 2007 is 103.48.
Point 29, 2008 is 104.26.
Point 30, 2009 is 125.24.
Point 31, 2010 is 133.79.

Sources: USDA, Food and Nutrition Service and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. All data are subject to revision. Base period = 1982-84, Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food and beverages, U.S. city average, not seasonally adjusted. Food and Nutrition Service data as of January 2011.