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CalFresh

CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program.

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GetCalFresh is an authorized application assistance tool

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Missed interviews and other issues


Damaged or lost food?

If food that you bought with CalFresh was damaged or lost in an emergency, you can request replacement benefits.


What if I need help now?

If you need food now, you can find your local food bank.

How does it work?

1. Apply

Your county will call you within a week or two for an eligibility interview.

2. Get money

If approved, you will get an EBT card for groceries within 10 days.

3. Buy groceries

EBT cards work in most food stores and farmers’ markets.

What will I need?

A copy of your ID.

Proof of any income.

Proof of immigration status.
for non-citizens

You’ll need to submit proof within 30 days of applying. In addition to these required documents, there may be other optional documents that could increase your benefit amount.

Benefit amounts have increased due to the pandemic.

Household size Minimum benefit
1 person $250
2 people $450
3 people $658
4 people $835
5 people $992
6 people $1190
7 people $1316
8 people $1504
Each additional person +$188

Benefit amounts are based on household size, income, and expenses. You might get benefits in two separate payments.

GetCalFresh works in every county in California

Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba