CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance)

CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance)

If you are finding it difficult to afford the nutritious food your family needs, CalFresh Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) may help you. CalFresh provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy healthy and nutritious food.

The amount of CalFresh benefits issued depends on household size, countable income, and certain living expenses such as housing and utilities.

All U.S. citizens and children of Legal Permanent Residents may qualify to receive CalFresh benefits, regardless of where the parents were born. Parents may also qualify for benefits if they meet all other program guidelines. Individuals with no children also may qualify.

Related Documents & Links

Emergency Food Pantries
Emergency Food Pantries

Click here for a list of emergency food pantries.

EBT Pamphlet
EBT Pamphlet

Click here for a pamphlet about EBT.

Apply for Benefits
Apply for Benefits
California Department of Social Services
California Department of Social Services