What is CalFresh?

CalFresh provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help buy nutritious foods for a better diet. If approved a monthly dollar amount is placed on a debit like card to help you add to your monthly food budget.

CalFresh can help.

  • Individuals and families may be eligible for the program.
  • If you work full time, you and your family may still be eligible.
  • Buy food at any grocery store or farmer's market that accepts EBT.

How Do I know if I’m potentially Eligible?

Answer a few questions using the CalFresh Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool to see if you qualify!

If you meet the income limits below*, you may qualify to receive monthly CalFresh benefits:

HOUSEHOLD SIZE MAXIMUM GROSS MONTHLY INCOME MAXIMUM Monthly BENEFIT AMOUNT
1 $1,980 $194
2 $2,670 $357
3 $3,360 $511
4 $4,050 $649
5 $4,740 $771
6 $5,430 $925
7 $6,122 $1,022
8 $6,816 $1,169
Each Additional Member Add $694 Add $146

*Effective 10/2016

How long does it take to get CalFresh?

  • If approved you will receive your approval within 30 days of the date you apply
  • You can receive your benefits within 3 business days if you earn less then $150.00 in the month you apply and if you have less than $100 in cash.
  • See our FAQ page for more information