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California is a free, non-profit service for California residents

CalFresh is California's
Food Stamps Program

Food Stamps help individuals and families buy extra groceries when they are in need. is a free, non-profit service that makes it easy to apply for CalFresh from your phone or computer. Once you apply, your county CalFresh office will determine how much assistance you qualify for based on your income and household size.

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Get in Touch with Your
County Office

Have other questions about your pending application or existing case? Call your county CalFresh office to get the information you need. If something has gone wrong, you can report a problem directly to us.

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Send Documents to Your
County Office

Your county CalFresh office may ask for documents regarding your income, expenses, or citizenship. Send them here when you're ready.

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Enrolling in CalFresh Takes 3 Steps

It can take up to 30 days to get enrolled in CalFresh. Start today.

Apply Online

Apply on your phone or computer here at It takes less than 10 minutes. Your application will be submitted to your county's CalFresh office.

Have an Eligibility Call

A few days after you apply, you'll receive a call from the CalFresh office in your county. During the call, they'll ask about your income, expenses, and citizenship status—and give you a list of documents to provide in order to enroll.

Send Your Documents

Collect the documents you've been asked to provide, and send them to your county via You can upload documents as many times as you like. Once you've submitted the required documents, your county office will determine your eligibility.

You can get CalFresh within 3 days if you qualify for Expedited Service

You qualify for Expedited Service if (1) your household makes less than $150 in monthly income and has less than $100 on hand right now; or (2) your household's combined monthly income and money on hand are less than your household's combined monthly rent and utilities; or (3) you are a migrant or seasonal farm worker and have less than $100 on hand right now

Apply today to learn if you qualify


As you complete your application, we'll ask you important questions about your income, expenses, citizenship status and household size. Throughout the application, we'll let you know if you are likely to qualify. After you submit an application, your county CalFresh office will give you a true determination of your eligibility.

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