COVID 19 help for CalFresh recipients: if you received CalFresh in March & do not already get the maximum amount for your household size, you received extra benefits on your EBT card on 4/12. For April, you will get extra benefits on 5/10. Learn more:

Ayuda durante COVID 19 para los beneficiarios de CalFresh: Si recibió CalFresh en marzo y no recibió la cantidad máxima para el número de personas en su hogar, se le dieron beneficios adicionales el 12 de abril en su tarjeta de EBT. Y recibirá beneficios adicionales para el mes de abril el 10 de mayo.

Pandemic EBT

Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when school is closed. Click for information. 

Debido al coronavirus (COVID-19), los niños que son elegibles para recibir alimentos gratis o a costo reducido en la escuela vana recibir beneficios a manera de alimentos extras. Estos beneficios se llaman “Pandemic EBT” (Pandemia EBT) o beneficios “P-EBT”. Los beneficios P-EBT ayudan a las familias de California a comprar comida cuando la escuela está cerrada. Para mas informacion. 


Who is Eligible for CalFresh?

CalFresh is available to individuals and families with low incomes, including seniors, college students, and veterans. Citizens and most legal residents are eligible. Undocumented immigrants are usually not eligible, but can apply for their children who are legal residents or U.S. citizens.

Even if you have applied for CalFresh before, you should try again. New legislation has passed to increase access and you may be eligible now even if you weren’t before.

You can qualify even if you:

  • Earn money from a job
  • Get unemployment benefits
  • Get general assistance/relief
  • Get child support
  • Are part of CalWORKs
  • Get disability benefits
  • Have money in savings
  • Are a college student with financial aid



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