Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card
*Special Notice for EBT users (issued 2/1/18):
Incorrect information was posted on Facebook advising EBT cardholders to call (877) 449-7795 and give their card number and PIN so that their benefits could be posted right away.
This is a phishing attempt to obtain cardholder information. Please do not provide your card number or PIN to anyone.
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.
- 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
- State of California EBT Project
California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card
Pamphlet (PUB 388)
To find out if you may be eligible to receive CalFresh/SNAP, you can complete the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-Screening Tool.