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Federal Expenditures for Food Assistance Increased 11% in FY 2008 (USDA Economic Research Service, April 2009)

April 30, 2009
Food security

The Food Assistance Landscape, recently released by the USDA, covers recent trends from the Food and Nutrition Service.  It reports that the 11% increase in expenditures for food assistance programs in fiscal year 2008 was the largest percentage increase in 16 years.  While SNAP accounts for 62% of spending, WIC was the fastest growing food assistance…

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