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Domestic Food Assistance: Summary of Programs

Contents
Background ...................................................................................................................................... 1
Hunger and Food Insecurity ...................................................................................................... 1
Program Variation ...................................................................................................................... 3
USDA-FNS Programs ..................................................................................................................... 5
Farm Bill.................................................................................................................................... 6
WIC and Child Nutrition Programs ........................................................................................... 7
HHS-ACL Programs ...................................................................................................................... 15

Figures
Figure 1. Rate of Food Insecure Households, 1998-2013 ............................................................... 3

Tables
Table 1. Overview of Farm Bill Programs ....................................................................................... 9
Table 2. Overview of WIC and Child Nutrition Programs ............................................................ 11
Table 3. Overview of Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Programs ....................................... 17

Contacts
Author Contact Information........................................................................................................... 19
Area of Expertise by Author .......................................................................................................... 19

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