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What is CalFresh?

The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.

The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income, and your bills. CalFresh benefits come on a plastic card, called the Golden State Advantage Card, which you can use just like a bank card at most food stores. 

This is a Federal Funded Program and only permanent residents or citizens can qualify for the program.  Parents with children who are citizens can apply on their child’s behalf.

How do I Apply?

If you wish to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), please contact Diana Garcia at Oxnard College Financial Aid Office. 

We’ll guide you step by step. This should take about 30 minutes.

Diana Garcia 

Financial Aid Specialist

E-mail: diana_garcia9@vcccd.edu

Phone: 805 - 678- 5234

 

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Eligibility

Family Size

Monthly Gross

Income Limit (200% FPL)

Maximum CalFresh

Allotment*

1 person $2,024 $192
2 people $2,744 $352
3 people $3,464 $504
4 people $4,184 $640
5 people $4,904 $760
6 people $5,694 $913

Household = a person living alone or a group of people living together (they do not have to be related) who buy food and make meals together. *Minimum amount is $16/month

What should I bring?

These documents are usually required to get CalFresh:

  • A copy of your ID.
  • Proof of any income.
  • Proof paystubs
  • Proof rent receipts
  • Proof of immigration status (for non-citizens).
  • Proof of student status (for college students).

What if I can’t get the proof?

Tell your case worker during your interview. CalFresh will generally accept a sworn statement as a last resort if you cannot get the documents needed.

Interviewing over the phone

Once you submit your application, your county will call you within two weeks for your interview.

You’ll need to do a 30-60 minute interview over the phone or at your local county office.

If possible, they will do the interview on the spot. Otherwise, they will work with you to schedule an appointment at a later date.

If the county can’t reach you, they will mail you a notice with your interview time and date. If you missed the interview, you can call your county to reschedule it.

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CalFresh Benefits Helpline: 1-877-847-3663

Quick Links

Food

FoodBank 

A CalFresh guide for immigrants

CalFresh Awareness