Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-190) 23 pp

March 2018

The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2017 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 2017. It also summarizes two recent ERS reports: one on trends in the prevalence and severity of U.S. household food insecurity through 2016 and another on the contribution of SNAP benefits to household food spending.

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, NSLP, School Breakfast Program, SBP, Child and Adult Care Food Program, CACFP, food security, economic conditions, National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey, FoodAPS, food spending

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