We are bringing GetCalFresh.org to communities across California. Learn more about partnering with us in your county.
Our goal is to close the SNAP participation gap in California. GetCalFresh.org is more than just an online application — it's technology that measures and removes unnecessary barriers people face when trying to access benefits.
Residents get and keep CalFresh
“The online application was completely awesome. It took literally six or seven minutes. It was fast, simple, easy. It was the first time I've applied online that didn't take me a half hour to do.”
- GetCalFresh Client
Community organizations reach those in need
“In the time it takes me to fill out 2 paper applications, I can serve 10 people with GetCalFresh.”
- Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Counties can measure their enrollment funnel
“The civic engagement that Code for America brings is really an important thing. You’re tapping into something in the United States that needs to happen. It’s not driven by huge contracts, it’s motivated by a need.”
- Leo O’Farrell, Director of SF HSA
With GetCalFresh.org, residents can apply for CalFresh from any mobile phone or computer with an internet connection.
On GetCalFresh.org, residents can complete a legal application for CalFresh in about 10 minutes.
With GetCalFresh.org, residents take photos and submit required documents right from their phone. No scanners or snail mail required.
With GetCalFresh.org, residents get timely reminders and on-demand support navigating the enrollment process, via text message, email and live chat.
Code for America is a non-profit technology organization dedicated to making government work in the digital age, for the people that need it most. Learn more at www.codeforamerica.org.