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Need helping putting food on the table during tough times? CalFresh helps you and your family buy nutritious food.

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What is CalFresh?

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps and nationally known as SNAP) is a nutrition assistance program designed to help families and low-income individuals purchase healthy foods. Eligible clients can receive an EBT card (similar to a debit card) that can be used to purchase food at the grocery store and participating farmer’s markets.

Do I qualify for CalFresh benefits?

Call 858.863.6635 or e-mail calfreshteam@feedingsandiego.org and a member of the CalFresh team will pre-screen you over the phone and get you started on the application process.

You can also click the button  bellow to see if you are eligible. Once we receive your information, a CalFresh Outreach representative at Feeding San Diego will call to assist you in applying.

Or, find out if you qualify and apply online at mybenefitscalwin.org.

Households to receive max CalFresh benefits through August 31, 2020!
Maximum benefit allotments provided & interviews waived through 8/31

As San Diegans countywide continue to struggle financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, CalFresh can help fill their empty pantries and refrigerators.

The great news is that the CalFresh emergency allotment has been extended through August. This means that anyone who currently receives CalFresh – or applies during the month of August and is approved – will receive the maximum benefit allowable based on household size.

For a family of four, the max allotment is $646 per month, which is roughly equivalent to twelve 30-pound food boxes. A single individual will receive $194!

Another reason to apply now is that the interview requirement for CalFresh applications is waived through August 31st, making the process much quicker and easier!

Am I Eligible?

Myths About CalFresh

Fact:  There can be multiple “CalFresh Households” under one roof.  The most important thing that determines whether or not people can apply separately is if they buy and prepare food together.
Fact: You can own a house and a car and still be eligible for CalFresh.
Fact: You don’t need to have children to qualify for CalFresh.

Fact: As of June 2019, people receiving SSI are now eligible for CalFresh benefits.

Fact: While people who are presently undocumented wouldn’t receive benefits for themselves, they could apply for benefits for other people that they live with that are documented.  For example, undocumented parents could apply and receive benefits for their documented children.