Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) delivers basic human needs with dignity, connecting those seeking support to resources. SFBFS’ CalFresh team provides assistance to individuals and families navigating food assistance programs, increasing access to nutritious food, improved health and expanded grocery budgets.

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. CalFresh issues monthly electronic benefits (EBT card) that can be used to buy food at many markets, food stores and 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.