Looking to make fresh and healthy meals even though money is tight? The CalFresh program may be able to help in this area, by providing better food for better living! CalFresh is a federal nutrition program that helps eligible, low-income, people purchase the food they need for good health. Households that are eligible for CalFresh receive a plastic electronic benefit card that can be used at most grocery stores when buying food items. If you need support, continue reading below.
To learn more about how to qualify, please click here Cal Fresh .
How to apply
Applications for the CalFresh Program can be completed in person
To begin the process you will need to locate the Social Services Regional Center that serves your city or zip code.
To locate a social services agency, click the link below:
By Phone (To request an application)
Apply during business hours Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1-800-281-9799
- Applications for the CalFresh Program can be completed in person.
- To begin the process you will need to locate the Social Services Regional Center that serves your city or zip code.
- You should be prepared to spend a minimum of two hours at the Social Services Regional Center.
- Unless there is an emergent need for medical care, benefits may not be issued the same day.
Calculate Your Amount of Benefits
Click here for a Pre-Screening Tool that will provide you with an estimate of your potential eligibility for CalFresh benefits. Please note that this is only an estimate; it is not an application for CalFresh. Once you apply for CalFresh benefits, an Eligibility Technician who is an expert in the program will review your information and determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements to receive CalFresh benefits and, if so, how much you are eligible to receive.
For more information about CalFresh, please click here.