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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

SNAP Eligibility and Enrollment – California

Study: Californians leave billions in federal food stamp funds unclaimed, By Beau Yarbrough, February 20, 2013, Whittier Daily News: “If every Californian eligible for federal food stamp programs signed up for them, they would generate an additional $8.3 billion in economic activity each year, according to a new study. The California Food Policy Advocates on Wednesday released its annual Program Access Index, which measures the portion of people who can receive food stamps in each of the state’s 58 counties and actually sign up for them. Only 55 percent of Californians eligible for the federal food aid program enroll, according to the study by the Oakland-based nutrition policy and advocacy organization…”