Apply for CalFresh now :)

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


Apply with a CSUEB CalFresh ambassador

Make an appointment through Bay Advisor

Apply CalFresh yourself

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

Household size
Minimum benefit
1 person $234
2 person $430
3 person $616
4 person $782
Each additional person +$176

Interesting benefits

  • Buy cold drinks at Starbucks (inside Safeway or Target)
  • Buy groceries online with Amazon or Walmart

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