Formerly called food stamps, CalFresh provides eligible households with an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card that works just like a debit card and can be used at most grocery stores and farmers markets to ensure access to healthy foods. CalFresh is a nutrition supplement and is not intended to meet a family’s entire food need.
Individual adults and families may qualify for nutrition assistance based on a number of factors including income and family size.
SSI recipients are eligible to apply for CalFresh as of June 1, 2019
Applications and interviews can be completed over the phone
EBT cards make benefits easier than ever to access
Property ownership no longer affects your ability to receive CalFresh.