CalFresh Awareness Month!
May is CalFresh Awareness Month in California and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency along with its community partners will be at several community events where people can receive free screenings and application assistance for CalFresh. Please join us at one of the many free events near you! For a list of the events click calendar link, call 2-1-1 or visit the Community Events Calendar | 2-1-1 San Diego.
CalFresh is the new name for the Food Stamp Program in California. CalFresh is also known as the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CalFresh is a federal supplemental nutrition program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh benefits help supplement your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food.
CalFresh benefits are accessed by using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. An EBT card is used the same way you would use a debit or ATM card. Eligibility and the amount of CalFresh benefits issued depend on your household size, income and certain living expenses.
Do you have an immediate Food Need?
You may be eligible to receive CalFresh within three days if you qualify for CalFresh Expedited Services. You can also get food assistance through various community organizations throughout San Diego. For a quick search of food resources visit:
2-1-1 San Diego or call 2-1-1