Alert: There have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll free information hotline number: 1-800-221-5689. The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance for filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity that has “spoofed” the SNAP toll free information hotline number is not affiliated with FNS or SNAP. If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC. If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ for more information on identity theft.
CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps), also known as SNAP, is a federal nutrition program that helps people with low or no income purchase healthy food. Benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that can be used at most grocery stores and farmers' markets.
To receive CalFresh benefits, your household income and resources must meet certain limits. The amount of CalFresh benefits your household may be eligible for is determined by income and family size.
Applying for CalFresh is easy!
Learn more about what CalFresh can do for your family, and if you're a student, here's what you need to know.
Click here for more information on the interview process.
Having difficulty with the paperwork? Community Health Advocates (CHAs) are available in all of our regional offices and can help with:
- CalFresh and Medi-Cal applications
- Referrals to community resources for help with utilities, housing, transportation, employment, etc.
Para assistencia en español llame 224-4879 o 335-6701. For assistance in Mien call 224-4877.
CalFresh Outreach Toolkit provides outreach materials for community partners interested in increasing CalFresh participation.