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12/09/2011 12:33 pm ET

States Hungry for Revenue Leave Billions in Food Aid on Table

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- California and Colorado are among cash-strapped states leaving billions of dollars on the table in federal food aid that could fuel growth by stimulating spending throughout the country.

Almost a third of people who qualify for food stamps aren't getting them, the U.S. Agriculture Department estimates. In California and Colorado, about half of those who are eligible aren't being served.

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