Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments in the United States totaled $4.9 billion in 2020‡

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payment recipients were paid 62 percent of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program recipients.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%21%3,085$1,057,389,084$342,752
Top 2%33%6,171$1,600,129,920$259,298
Top 3%40%9,257$1,952,539,315$210,926
Top 4%45%12,343$2,206,394,725$178,757
Top 5%49%15,429$2,406,160,681$155,951
Top 6%52%18,515$2,573,204,052$138,979
Top 7%55%21,601$2,717,524,232$125,805
Top 8%58%24,687$2,844,950,653$115,241
Top 9%60%27,773$2,959,464,585$106,559
Top 10%62%30,859$3,063,734,952$99,282
Top 11%64%33,945$3,159,225,979$93,069
Top 12%66%37,031$3,247,342,881$87,693
Top 13%68%40,117$3,329,154,757$82,986
Top 14%69%43,203$3,405,543,768$78,827
Top 15%71%46,289$3,477,000,773$75,115
Top 16%72%49,375$3,544,105,238$71,779
Top 17%73%52,460$3,607,344,971$68,764
Top 18%75%55,546$3,667,071,460$66,019
Top 19%76%58,632$3,723,584,755$63,508
Top 20%77%61,718$3,777,102,958$61,199
Remaining 80% of recips.23%246,876$1,144,811,318$4,637

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.

 

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