What is Cal Fresh?

CalFresh is the name for the federal Food Stamps Program in California. In most other states, this program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture– is now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

CalFresh can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy food at many markets, food stores and some farmers’ markets. It takes less than 5 minutes to see if you qualify and just 30 minutes for a confidential appointment to complete your application.

Learn more about CalFresh:
CalFresh Informational Flyer - English and Spanish
CalFresh for Students
CalFresh Referral Form - EnglishSpanish and Russian
Farmers' Market Flyer

Am I eligible for Cal Fresh?

CalFresh eligibility is determined by income and by U.S. resident status. You may be eligible for CalFresh if your household’s gross income (before taxes) falls below these limits:


Would you like to apply for CalFresh?

If you meet these criteria and would like to apply for CalFresh, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services can help! Please fill out the following form and a staff member will contact you:

Name *
Is anyone in your house currently receiving Supplemental Security Income/Payment (SSI/SSP)? *