WHAT IS CALFRESH?
CalFresh is a program funded by the USDA to help improve health and nutrition of families with low incomes. CalFresh can stretch food dollars, allowing families and individuals to buy more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and other healthy foods.
WHO CAN RECEIVE CALFRESH?
CalFresh is for all types of people that fit within the eligibility guidelines. CalFresh is not only for mothers or families with children. Fathers, single adults, people with disabilities, and seniors are also eligible for CalFresh. If a parent is ineligible, he or she can apply on behalf of his or her children.
HOW DOES CALFRESH WORK?
CalFresh benefits are deposited monthly on an EBT card that works like a debit card with a pin. You can check the balance online or over the phone. Benefits can be used almost anywhere food is sold, such as supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, stores like Target and Costco, some ethnic markets, and some farmer’s markets.
HOW MUCH CAN I RECEIVE IN CALFRESH BENEFITS EACH MONTH?
The amount you receive depends on your income, expenses, and family size. Most households with CalFresh get about $200 each month.
HOW DO I APPLY?
To enroll in CalFresh contact 805-686-0295.