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About CalFresh

What is the CalFresh Program?
The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income, and your housing expenses. CalFresh benefits come on a plastic card, called the Golden State Advantage Card, which you can use just like a bank card at most food stores.

How do I apply for CalFresh?
You can apply for CalFresh by completing an online application. You can also apply by going to the local county office during business hours.

Want to learn more?
All other questions about the CalFresh Program should be directed to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).