The CalFresh Program (formally called Food Stamps) is a Federally funded program that helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. For most households, CalFresh is only part of their food budget. Households must spend some of their own cash along with their CalFresh benefits in order to buy enough food for a month.
These people may qualify, even if they have a job, own a home, or are getting cash assistance or other benefits:
You may be able to get CalFresh benefits within three calendar days if:
How do I apply? - Click here(Note: You have the right to file an incomplete application containing only the name, address and signature of a responsible member of the household.)
Public Notice - September 15, 2021: Are you getting CalFresh? Do you live in an area impacted by wildfires or power outages? Individuals and families can now buy prepared or hot foods with CalFresh at stores that accept EBT/P-EBT through October 3. See flyers in English and Spanish.
Public Notice - September 2019:The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
Service has issued new Cost-of-Living Adjustments for October 1, 2019 through September
30, 2020. This means that, beginning October 1, some people who didn’t qualify
for the CalFresh program may now qualify, and some people who have CalFresh may
see an increase in their benefit. Learn more
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Placerville Office3057 Briw Road, Suite APlacerville, CA 95667Phone: (530) 642-7300Fax: (530) 626-7734
South Lake Tahoe Office3368 Sandy WaySouth Lake Tahoe, CA 96150Phone: (530) 573-3200Fax: (530) 578-6049
Shingle Springs Office3883 Ponderosa RdShingle Springs, CA 95682Phone: (530) 642-7300Fax: (530) 626-7734
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