CalFresh Information

What is CalFresh?

CalFresh is a financial assistance program for those who qualify to help them buy food. You receive a card in the mail, similar to a debit card, and every month a certain amount of money is issued to that card that you can use to buy food at farmer’s markets and grocery stores.

Who is eligible?

To find out eligibility requirements, go here.

How much do you get per month?

The limit is up to $194.00/month, depending on income and other factors.

What can I buy?

Food items only. You can get groceries delivered by Walmart or Amazon (note: CalFresh will not cover delivery fees).

I am an immigrant. Am I eligible?

To learn about immigration and CalFresh eligibility click here.

Soy un inmigrante ¿Soy elegible?

Para obtener información sobre la inmigración y la elegibilidad de CalFresh, haga clic aquí.

How do I apply to CalFresh?

Currently all office in-person services are closed due to COVID-19. You can apply online at or you can apply over the phone.  Want assistance setting up CalFresh? Contact us at (714) 503-0669.

 When will I get the money?

If you’re approved, you will receive an EBT card within 30 days to use for food.

What if I need help sooner?

You can qualify for 3 day Expedited Service if: your household makes less than $150 in monthly income and has less than $100 on hand right now; or your household’s combined monthly income and money on hand are less than your household’s combined monthly rent and utilities; or you are a migrant or seasonal farm worker and have less than $100 on hand right now.

If you need food now, you can also contact your local food bank.

I have questions related to COVID-19. 

For more information please visit Get

Will CalFresh affect my SSI?