CalFresh (Food Stamps)

COVID19 Benefits

Due to COVID-19, CalWORKs and CalFresh semiannual report forms (SAR 7) and annual reviews have been delayed. Clients do not need to complete forms or interviews for March, April or May 2020. If you already turned in a report form for March, it will not be processed and nothing will change.
Call the Customer Service Center at (877) 652-0731 if:
- Your SAR 7 or renewal paperwork included information that would increase your benefits, or your income has gone down.
- Your gross monthly income goes over your Income Reporting Threshold.
- You have any questions about your case.


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! 

You can provide an application online, in person, by mail or by fax. Click here for details on how to apply.

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.


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