Follow this link to FRAC’s State of the States: Profiles of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs.

Data profiles are available for every state and for the nation as a whole, and are designed to help states measure how they are faring in using key public nutrition programs to reduce hunger and improve the health and economic security of low-income families.

The data provided describe the extent of hunger and the use of nutrition programs, giving a snapshot of how well or poorly each state is doing. The data can be used to encourage states and communities to improve policies and practices that would expand the reach of the federal nutrition programs.

View the data sources and technical notes.

Data last updated September 2020.

Demographics, Poverty, and Food Insecurity

  1. Population
  2. Income and Poverty
  3. Food Insecurity and Food Hardship


Federal Nutrition Programs

  1. School Breakfast Program — Student Participation
  2. School Breakfast Program — Additional Participation if States Reach FRAC Goal
  3. School Breakfast Program — School Participation
  4. National School Lunch Program — Student Participation
  5. Summer Nutrition Participation
  6. SNAP/Food Stamp Program
  7. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  8. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  9. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
  10. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)


State Economic Security Policies

  1. Minimum Wage
  2. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  3. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)