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.

How Do I Apply for CalFresh?

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.

  1. Submit an online application through C4Yourself.
  2. Pick up an application any weekday from 8 AM to 5 PM at our Self Sufficiency Services office, at:
    2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive
    Building A
    Napa, CA 94558
  3. Call us at 707-253-4511 (toll-free at 800-464-4514) to ask us to mail an application to you. You can mail it or fax it back to us.
  4. Fax an application back to us at 707-253-6095.


Here are some of the things we look at when seeing if you may qualify for CalFresh:

  • Are you within program income limits? (See FAQs for income table)
  • Are you a U.S. citizen? or Are you a Legal Permanent Resident?
  • Who do you buy and cook your food with?


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.

Where Do I Turn in My Application?

  • Apply Online
  • Fax your application to 707-253-6095
  • Mail your application to one of our offices
  • Call us for help at 707-253-4511 (toll-free at 800-464-4514)