Average weekly total food expenditures per person rose from $18.95 in 1980 to $20.03 in 1981. Weekly spending per person for food at home and away from home rose from $12.82 to $13.53 and from $6.11 to $6.50, respectively. This bulletin presents information on weekly food expenditures per person. The percentage of households that purchased food is tabulated for 113 food categories by 10 household socioeconomic characteristics for calendar years 1980 and 1981. The data source is the 1980-81 Continuing Consumer Expenditure Survey prepared by Bureau of Labor Statistics.