Food Resource Management

General Information

SNAP Retail Locator

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find a store in your neighborhood that accepts SNAP.

Do SNAP Benefits Alleviate Poverty?

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Read about how SNAP benefits reduce the poverty rate and severity of poverty. June 2012.


Get Data on Consumer Expenditures, Purchasing Habits of Americans

United States Department of Labor.

Get Consumer Expenditure Survey data by income and characteristics.

Get U.S. Food Consumption Data from Dietary Surveys

USDA. ARS. Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center.

What Are the Dietary Patterns of Low-Income People?

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Read about the differences between "healthy" and "less healthy" eaters based on their score on the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2005. Report summary (PDF | 65 KB) is available. February 2012.

Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive?

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Explore three price metrics for measuring food cost and the costs of meeting recommendations for each food group. Get the Report Summary (PDF | 1.5MB) or Full report (PDF | 4.8MB). May 2012.

Learn How Low-Income Families Plan, Shop for and Cook Healthy Meals

Share Our Strength. Cooking Matters.

Read survey results that show low-income families need more cooking, shopping and nutrition education. The full report is available (PDF | 1.8 KB). January 2012