CalFresh (Food Stamps)

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EBT scam warning
If you are an EBT cardholder and receive a text, call or email asking for your card number, PIN or any personal info, do NOT provide it. There are reports of an EBT scam and attempts to steal benefits. For any questions regarding your EBT card, please call (877) 328-9677 or call the CSC at (877) 652-0731.

Si usted tiene tarjeta EBT y recibe un mensaje de texto, una llamada o un correo electrónico pidiéndole su número de tarjeta, su PIN, o cualquier información personal, NO responda.  Hay informes de una estafa de EBT con el fin de robar beneficios.  Para cualquier pregunta respecto a su tarjeta EBT, por favor llame al (877) 328-9677 o llame al (877) 652-0731.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medi-Cal beneficiaries have stayed enrolled in the program. If your contact information or household circumstances have changed, please update your information today by contacting your local county office at: 1-877-652-0731 or online at This may help you keep your Medi-Cal coverage after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.


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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