Emergency CalFresh Allotments ( the additional $95 per month due to COVID-19) was stopped on April 1st, 2023. Calfresh benefits will return to regular amounts onto your EBT card between 1st and 10th of each month. 


Welcome to CalFresh!

CalFresh, also know as SNAP/EBT is a long-term food assistance program that awards eligible up to $234 per month for groceries.

It can be used to buy nutritious and healthy foods.

CalFresh funds are loaded monthly into an EBT card that can be used just like a debit card at most major chain grocery stores, convenience stores, and even select farmers' markets!


Expanded CalFresh Eligibility as of February 2021 - All students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 and/or who have Work-Study in their financial aid package are eligible to apply for CalFresh!

Beginning June 10, 2023 Calfresh Student Eligibility Expansion will no longer apply to college students who are Newly applying for CalFresh Benefits. Beginning July 1, 2023, students who already receive CalFresh Benefits should not experience any changes until their next recertification. 

Step by step Guide to CalFresh

Step 1: Are You Eligible for CalFresh?

Check the eligibility guidelines here

Step 2: Choose an option

I'm Eligible, I Would Like

Help Applying

I'm Eligible, I Want to

Apply Myself

I'm Not Eligible, Direct Me

to Other Resources

Book an application assistance appointment
Apply directly at the CalFresh website
Don't qualify for CalFresh? No problem

After Applying

I've Applied, What Now?

After applying, you'll receive a call from CalFresh in a couple of days to verify your situation. If approved, you'll receive your benefits with 30 days.

Using My CalFresh Card

Here is the whole list of locations that accept EBT!

Renewing CalFresh

To continue receiving CalFresh you must submit a SAR 7 form every six months either at the or by mail. You'll be notified by text or email before documentation is due. Be sure to submit this on time to avoid cancellation of your benefits.

I Still Have Questions

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Family Size

Monthly Gross

Income Limit 

Maximum CalFresh


1 person $2,266 $281
2 people $3,052 $516
3 people $3,840 $740
4 people $4,626 $939
5 people $5,412 $1,116

*Add this amount for

each additional


+$788 +$188


These figures are current through September 30, 2023

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