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CalFresh

CalFresh is California’s food stamps (SNAP) program. Most households get more than $200 a month.

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CDSS

An official State of California CalFresh outreach partner.

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Your county will call you for an eligiblity interview within a week.

Get money within 30 days

If you’re approved, you’ll receive an EBT card with money for groceries.

Buy groceries

Your EBT card is valid in most stores that sell food and farmer’s markets.


What if I need help sooner?

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

If you need food now, you can also contact your local food bank.