Who is it for?
CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.
Expansion of CalFresh to SSI/SSP Recipients!
Beginning June 1, 2019, recipients of SSI/SSP benefits will able to apply for CalFresh Food benefits for the first time! There is no change to the SSI/SSP monthly benefit. To learn about this policy change, see the Expansion of CalFresh to SSI Recipients Partner Flyer located here: (English) ( Spanish) .
For more information on how SSI recipients may apply for CalFresh Food benefits starting June 1, stay tuned for the new “ CalFreshFood” website launching by May 1!
You can start an application below. If you want a quick
check, here’s a multi-program screening tool that can give you a general idea
of whether you may be eligible for CalFresh and/or other programs:
This screener does not determine your actual eligibility.
It is intended to give you a sense of whether you may be eligible, to help you
decide whether to take the time to apply. You may apply without using the
If you wish to apply, click the link below to go to the
right application website based on the county you live.
How to Apply:
Apply now on line at www.getcalfresh.org or Benefitscal.org or to find out how to apply for benefits in your county, please call the toll free number 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD.)
Already Getting CalFresh?
If you have questions or problems with your CalFresh benefits, contact your county social services agency.
The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.
Application in Arabic استمارة طلب طابع الغذاء
Application in Armenian Պարենային կտրոնների դիմում
Application in Chinese 食物券应用
Application in Farsi درخواست نامه فود استمپ
Application in Hmong Daim Ntawv Thov Nyiaj Muas Noj
Application in Japanese
Application in Lao ຄຳຮ້ອງຂໍຮັບບັດຊື້ອາຫານ
Application in Mien Food Stamp Nyei Formh
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Application in Russian Анкета для запроса талонов на питание
Application in Spanish Solicitud para beneficios de estampillas para comida
Application in Tagalog Aplikasyon Para sa Food Stamp
Application in Ukrainian
Application in Vietnamese Đơn Xin Trợ Cấp Phiếu Thực Phẩm
Making America Strong
“Making America Stronger” commemorates the 30th anniversary of the reforms achieved by the Food Stamp Act of 1977 by telling the story of how food stamps dramatically reduced the extent of severe hunger in our country, how they continue to help Americans in need, and how this essential program can achieve still more. Watch the historic video.