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CalFresh Outreach

What Is CalFresh? What is an EBT card?

CalFresh is a federal nutrition assistance program that helps eligible individuals and families stretch a tight food budget and helps many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets. Those who qualify are entitled to receive this assistance and will not take someone else’s place or take money from another person or program.

How much can I receive?

CalFresh issues monthly electronic benefits (money) on an "EBT card" that can be used to purchase groceries at locations that accept CalFresh. A household of 1 can receive up to $281/month in benefits! An EBT Card is basically a debit card for groceries!

CalFresh Emergency Allotments ended March 2023.

The temporary CalFresh Emergency Allotments which provided a minimum of $95 for CalFresh households ended March 2023. Beginning April 2023, your CalFresh benefits will have returned to the regular benefit amount. You can view the regular benefit amount by signing onto your BenefitsCal account to view your most recent CalFresh Approval/Change Notice of Action. Click here to learn how to create an account and here to login.


Explore ways you can be eligible for CalFresh.
Ready to apply? Need help with Sar-7 or Recertification? Book an appointment with a CalFresh Advocate today.
Application Process
Submitted an application and want to know how to maintain benefits? See support resources for keeping benefits!
Learn more about CalFresh benefits and where they can be used.
Frequently Asked Questions
Need fast answers to common CalFresh questions? Check out our FAQs.
Verification Forms
Learn about the important documents and forms needed for your application.
Learn how to manage your benefits and everything related to your application through BenefitsCal.
Human Services Agency
Looking to connect with the County directly? Learn how you can get in touch.
Contact Us/Our Team
Have questions or concerns? Contact our team directly for support.

Contact our CalFresh Team!

Phone (Monday - Friday between 9 AM - 5 PM): (209) 891-9781

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