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CalFresh is also known as the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)CalFresh/SNAP in Español. CalFresh is a 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.


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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:

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2-1-1 San Diego or call 2-1-1

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