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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. 

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! 

CalFresh Awareness Month 2020 Events Coming Soon!peaches

Questions? Send an email to calfreshaccess@dss.ca.gov


My county is participating, how do we get added to the list?
We are excited that your county is participating in CalFresh Awareness Month. Please email us at CalFreshAccess@dss.ca.gov with your county name along with a weblink or attachment we can provide.

My county wants to partner with local CBOs, how can we?
Use the quick links to the right of the webpage and navigate to Connections. There you will find a list of CBOs providing CalFresh outreach, by county.

Can CBOs add events to this calendar? How?
Yes, we welcome any partners wishing to share the events they will be holding for CalFresh Awareness Month. Please email us at CalFreshAccess@dss.ca.gov with the name of your event, a short description, location and date/time.

Can I add a link to this page on our materials or website?
Yes, please feel free to share this webpage with partners and anyone in the community.


Want to Learn More? To learn more about CalFresh, please visit the CalFresh main webpage at http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/CalFresh. For information on how to apply for CalFresh online, please visit http://www.cdss.ca.gov/food-nutrition/calfresh .

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