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In 2009–2010, 21 states and the District of Columbia had at least one in four households with children (25 percent or more) facing food hardship, according to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The District of Columbia had the highest rates of food hardship for households with children, followed by Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. FRAC data shows that metropolitan areas in the South and South West, and California were hard hit by food hardships. Use of food stamps increased to 16 percent ( million households) in 2010, according to . Census Bureau. States with the largest increase (over 30 percent) in food stamp use included Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Wisconsin and Florida.