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CalFresh Program

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 screener.

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:

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Apply now on line at  or 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 Forms

CalFresh Application

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 JapaneseJapanese Language

Application in Lao ຄຳຮ້ອງຂໍຮັບບັດຊື້ອາຫານ

Application in Mien Food Stamp Nyei Formh

Application in Portugese Portuguese Language

Application in PunjabiPunjabi Language

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 UkrainianUkrainian Language

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.

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Information and Resources

For more information and resources visit the CalFresh Program website. This resource is designed to assist county eligibility workers and other partners who provide services to the public.

If you are a member of the public we encourage you to apply online at or contact your county social services agency.