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Formerly Known as Food Stamps

What is CalFresh?

CalFresh helps individuals & families purchase the food they need to live happier, healthier lives.

CalFresh is California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly known as Food Stamps, CalFresh is financial assistance that is received on a monthly basis to use to purchase grocery items. From CalFresh eligibility to maintaining CalFresh benefits, our passionate outreach team individually supports each community member through their CalFresh journey.

Formerly known as Food Stamps, CalFresh is California’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Calfresh benefits can be used to purchase food at grocery stores, and even Farmers’ Markets!

County Interview

Applying for CalFresh takes less than 30 minutes!

After applying, you’ll be contacted to review your application in detail over the phone with a county worker. This part is referred to as a County Interview. During the interview, the county worker will advise you on what documents you need to submit to the county office to finalize your CalFresh eligibility. If your application is approved, you’ll start receiving benefits to use on grocery items.

CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets. CalFresh is the name of the USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the state of California. Recipients receive and “spend” CalFresh benefits electronically, via personal Golden State Advantage electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards that look just like any other credit or debit cards.

In other words you may hear that are associated with CalFresh are ‘food stamps’ or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but in California we keep it fresh—CalFresh! Whatever you call it, it is a smart move to get extra money for food so you can eat healthier and use your money wisely!

Contact Us

25 Main St #101, Chico, CA 95926
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Office (530) 345-9749
Mobile (530) 636-0649 (text or call)

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