Millions of Americans rely on public and private support to help meet their nutritional needs. This brief looks at family and individual participation in nutrition assistance programs in calendar year 2015 as reported in Wave 3 of the 2014 SIPP. In this brief, nutrition assistance refers to either participation in one of the major means-tested federal food support programs or receipt of community-based support. The federal food support programs included in this analysis are SNAP, free or reduced-price school breakfast and lunch, and WIC. Community-based nutrition assistance includes food support offered by government social service agencies, charitable organizations, family, friends or some other entity.