Your county will call you for an eligiblity interview within a week.
If you’re approved, you’ll receive an EBT card with money for 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.
Can I use GetCalFresh to apply for food stamps in my county?
Presently, GetCalFresh has partnerships with the counties of Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Modoc, Monterey, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Ventura, and Yolo.
We are constantly working to add counties across California. If your county is not currently listed, you can apply online at benefitscal.org.