The CalFresh Program, California’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP and formerly known as Food Stamps, assists low-income individuals and households to purchase nutritional food.
Eligibility for CalFresh assistance, as well as the benefit amount, is based on your household’s size and income level.
If you qualify for CalFresh assistance, you will receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) debit card. You can use your card to purchase food items at participating stores, or check your account balance, find retailers, and ATMS that accept the EBT card.
This program enables eligible CalFresh recipients to purchase a nutritious prepared meal at participating restaurants with their EBT debit card.
This SNAP-Ed Program provides opportunities to income qualified households to learn about healthy eating, obesity prevention, and physical activities along with food distribution activities.
To see if you are eligible read the CDSS Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) 2015 Income Guidelines (PDF, 15 KB). Class times are subject to change. Please contact the Community Food Hotline at (831) 662-0991 to verify class availability.