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CalFresh is California's version of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides assistance for households to purchase nutritious food. The program uses Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) to allow recipients to buy food (including seeds and seedlings to grow food) at retail stores and farmers markets using a plastic debit card. Visit the Official California CalFresh website.
New! Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) Recipients are able to receive CalFresh benefits beginning in June 2019 if they meet all other eligibility criteria.
Applying for CalFresh is easy! We can even accept an application with just your name, address, and phone number. You can apply online, in person, by mail or by fax.
Here are some of the things we look at when seeing if you may qualify for CalFresh:
While an eligibility worker can tell you exactly what you will need, you may be asked to provide things like: