Affected by the California wildfires?

Disaster CalFresh is a state program that provides immediate food assistance for victims.

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  1. You can apply:
    1. Dec 3-7 in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties (zip codes affected by fire)
    2. Dec 12-14 and Dec 17-20 in Butte County
  2. You need to apply in-person at a local county welfare office.
  3. Get up to $192 per person in your household

You may qualify if you live or work in one of these affected counties:

Butte Los Angeles Ventura

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What is the application process?

To apply for Disaster CalFresh, we recommend you visit your local County Welfare Department Office You'll be asked to submit an application and have a face-to-face interview.

You can also submit an application online at www.benefitscal.com. However, you will still need to do an in-person interview at one of the county welfare office locations.


What if I'm already on CalFresh?

If you already get CalFresh, you are not eligible for Disaster CalFresh, but you may be able to get extra benefits if you were affected — call your county to ask for this. Some households will get extra benefits automatically.


What if I've been displaced to another county?

If you have had to move to another county in California due to the fires, you can apply for Disaster CalFresh at the local County Welfare Department Office where you are.


How do I know if I'm eligible?

To be eligible for Disaster CalFresh, you must:

  1. have lived or worked in one of the affected counties during the time of the disaster.
  2. have been financially affected by the fire (such as damage to property, incurred expenses due to disaster, or loss of income/assets).

View the full D-CalFresh general eligibility requirements

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