Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card

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CalFresh and cash aid benefits come on a plastic card that you can use just like a debit or ATM card. It is called an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

EBT signs are posted on store doors, in check-out lanes, at automated teller machines (ATM) and point-of-sale (POS) machines tell you if your EBT card can be used at that store or machine.

Starting September 21, 2009, you can access the EBT Client Website at https://www.ebt.ca.gov/cardholder/ in English and / or Spanish to:

  • Check your CalFresh and cash benefit balances,
  • See your EBT card use history, and
  • Find places to use your EBT card, including surcharge-free* cash locations.

To find stores in San Diego County that accept CalFresh/SNAP EBT cards, click: SNAP Retailer Locator

Puchase Groceries Online with EBT


CalFresh food benefits can now be used to purchase groceries online at select retailers.

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