What is CalFresh?
Are you in need of food assistance? CalFresh may be the program for you!
CalFresh is a supplemental nutrition assistance program to help individuals and families who may be struggling to put food on the table. CalFresh benefits are issued on an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, which is similar to an ATM card. EBT cards can be used at most grocery stores and farmer’s markets.
Am I Eligible?
To qualify for CalFresh, applicants must fall into a specific income bracket. Their income bracket and the number of people living in their household determine the maximum amount of CalFresh funds they may receive. *Your monthly CalFresh benefit will vary depending on your gross income, household size, and monthly expenses. Contact our CalFresh Team to learn more.
Apply For CalFresh
Our CalFresh Outreach team is ready to help you with your CalFresh application process and advocate for your benefit approval. We can provide assistance in both English and Spanish.
(951) 359-4757 ext. 103
(951) 359-4757 ext. 126
*The county processes applications and determines benefits. We only provide assistance with completing and submitting the application. For questions regarding existing or pending applications, please call the number associated with your county: Riverside County - (877) 410-8827 or San Bernardino County - (877) 410-8829
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where can i use my CalFresh benefits?
You can swipe your EBT Card at most major grocery stores, convenience stores, and even some farmer’s markets! Use the SNAP Retail Locator to find a participating store near you.
Can I use my EBT Card at Farmers' Markets?
Yes! Market Match is California’s healthy food incentive program, which matches customers’ federal nutrition assistance benefits, like CalFresh and WIC, at farmers’ markets and other farm-direct sites. Swipe your EBT card for the amount of your choice, and you will receive CalFresh EBT tokens or paper vouchers to spend on any CalFresh-eligible food items at the market. View sites near you!
What can I buy with my EBT card?
You can purchase fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, breads, cereals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and plants or seeds that will be used for consumption. You cannot purchase alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco, prepared or hot foods, vitamins, medicines, supplements, live animals, non-food items, or hygiene products.
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