CalFresh is a state program that awards you up to $291 a month for groceries.

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Essentially, it’s a free debit card for groceries.

CalFresh is a California financial aid program that helps students buy food and eat healthier. It won’t affect your financial aid and you don’t need your parent’s tax return information to apply.

2 in 5 students are eligible for CalFresh.

We’re looking at you: part-time workers, EOP students, Cal Grant recipients, parents, students in job training programs, and students approved for work study. Take a minute to check your eligibility.

An eligible student will get $291 each month.

That’s 60 more jars of peanut butter a month! Exactly how much money you will get depends on your income and how many people you buy food for.

How long will applying take? I should be studying.

It takes just a couple of minutes to check your eligibility and apply. You’ll get a call from CalFresh in a couple of days to verify your situation. If approved, you’ll get money within 30 days.

Who made this site?

Code for America made this site in partnership with the State of California. We’re a nonprofit that cares about keeping you healthy and focused in school.