CalFresh

CalFresh benefits replacement are available for CalFresh recipients that lost food due to the fires and power outages.

See the flyer here more information or contact our office if you want to request replacement benefits. 

Reemplazo de beneficios de CalFresh disponible para clients de CalFresh que perdieron comida por causa de los incendios o cortes de energía

Consulte el folleto aquí para obtener más información o comuníquese con nuestra oficina si desea solicitar beneficios de reemplazo.

Available Services during Shelter-at-Home

  • Public Assistance Applications

    CalFresh Expedited
    CalWORKs Immediate Need and Temporary Homeless Assistance
    Medi-Cal emergencies
    Other cash programs such as General Assistance (GA) and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

  • Public Assistance Applications (phone interviews)
    CalFresh
    CalWORKs
    Medi-Cal Intake
    County Medical Services Program (CMSP)

  • Benefit Card Issuance
    Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card issuance for CalWORKs and CalFresh recipients
    Benefits Identification Card (BIC) card issuance for Medi-Cal emergencies
  • General Information for the above programs
    • Add a person to an existing case (all programs)
    • Issuing supplements based on reported changes (CalWORKs and CalFresh)
    • Accepting phone calls, and responding to clients questions (any program)

Telephone Numbers for All Offices

  • Main: 707-253-4511 
  • Toll Free: 800-464-4214
  • TTY: 800-877-8339
  • CareerPoint: 707-253-4134

Supplemental Emergency CalFresh Allotments for Current Customers

California was approved to provide emergency CalFresh allotments to existing for various months. The emergency allotments raise each household’s monthly CalFresh allotment to the maximum allowable benefits based on household size. Households already receiving the maximum allotment will not receive an emergency allotment. 

Food Assistance: Apply Now!

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.

You can use your EBT card to make purchases online.
Individuals and families can purchase groceries online using their EBT card at Amazon and Walmart. If you receive CalWORKs, you may also be able to use your cash benefits to make purchases online at Walmart.

CalFresh benefits cannot be used to pay delivery fees, but both Amazon and Walmart offer free delivery with grocery purchases of $35 or more.

For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions 

Important Information

CalFresh Time Limits for Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs): Learn more about new work rules for some CalFresh applicants without dependents.

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.

Eligibility

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?

Proof

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)