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CalFresh Outreach Program

How to apply for CalFresh on your own

1. Apply

Your county will call you within a week or two for an eligibility interview.

2. Get money

If approved, you will get an EBT card for groceries within 10 days.

3. Buy groceries

EBT cards work in most food stores and farmers’ markets.

Submit documents

A copy of your ID

Proof of any income

Proof of immigration status

For Non-Citizens

Benefit amounts have increased due to the pandemic

CalFresh benefits chart
Household size
Minimum benefit
1 person $250
2 person $450
3 person $658
4 person $835

Interesting benefits

  • Buy groceries online with Amazon or Walmart
  • Get Amazon Prime just $5.99/mo
  • Reduced or free museum entries
  • Market Match: spends $10 of CalFresh benefits at the farmers’ market, and gets an additional $10 to spend on fresh produce


Student exemptions, you may be eligible if you

Work 20+ hrs weekly

Receive Cal Grant or Pell Grant

Are part of Federal Work-Study or EOP

About CalFresh

If we don't use CalFresh, we lose it, and it goes back to the feds

CalFresh benefits - Free money for groceries

Use CalFresh at grocery stores and farmers market

Get help from a CalFresh ambassador

Schedule an appointment

On Bay Advisor

Application video tutorial

On Youtube

This website was funded by USDA, SNAP, known in California as CalFresh, an equal opportunity provider and employer, and the California Department of Social Services. 

Students also ask

Income guidelines October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021
Household size Gross monthly income
1 $2128
2 $2874
3 $3620
Each additional member + $748

Contact Us

CalFresh Office
  • SHCS Building, Rm. 1121
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Hayward, CA 94542