May is CalFresh Awareness Month!

What is CalFresh Awareness Month?

CalFresh Awareness Month started in May of 2011 and is the official month dedicated to increasing public awareness of CalFresh. The state, counties and community based organizations are committed to bringing awareness, dispelling myths and assisting clients with CalFresh applications. The CDSS Family Engagement and Empowerment Division Deputy Director, Kim Johnson, sent out a letter to all of California's county welfare directors inviting them to participate in celebrating CalFresh Awareness Month. View the All County Welfare Directors Letter (ACWDL) for 2019.

CalFresh helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing improved access to healthy and nutritious foods. Many are unaware they are eligible to receive benefits. Take the next step and be part of the movement to increase awareness! 


Coming Soon! CalFresh Awareness Month events

Find Events

View exciting activities each participating county is conducting in the month of May. Learn more about how you can make a difference to those needed food during CalFresh Awareness Month. Click to be linked to activities in your area and view the calendar below for events being held by Community Based Organizations (CBOs), counties and other partners:




Want to Learn More? To learn more about CalFresh, please visit the CalFresh main webpage at For information on how to apply for CalFresh online, please visit .