The CalFresh Program, California’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as Food Stamps), assists low-income individuals and households to purchase nutritional food. You do not have to be on welfare to get CalFresh benefits.


Eligibility for CalFresh assistance, as well as the benefit amount, is based on your household’s size and income level. You must be able to meet State and Federal program rules for income, resources / property, residence and legal status in order to qualify for CalFresh benefits.


While an eligibility worker can tell you exactly what you will need, you may be asked to provide things like:

  • Identification (does not need to be a picture identification)
  • Social Security number
  • Proof of any income
  • Proof of expenses - rent, childcare, child support paid, medical expenses, etc.


  • Submit an online application
  • Visit the Comprehensive Services for Older Adults (CSOA) office (bilingual assistance is available at both locations):
    • 650 Imperial Way
      Suite 101
      Napa, CA 94559
      Monday though Friday
      8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 1705 Washington Street
      Suite I
      Calistoga, CA 94515
      Fridays only
      8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Contact CSOA by phone at 707-253-3818
  • C-IV mobile app - Apple or Android (Visit the C-IV YouTube Channel for how-to videos)

Completed applications may be returned to the CSOA office or mailed in.