How CalFresh Works
Submit an application
We can complete your application for you over the phone and answer questions along the way. Once completed, we will also submit it on your behalf.
At the end of the application, we’ll let you know what documents to bring to your interview based on the answers you gave us. These documents are usually required to get CalFresh: A copy of your ID, Proof of any income, Proof of immigration status (for non-citizens), Proof of student status (for college students).
Complete an interview with a County worker
After we submit your application, the County will call you within two weeks for your interview. You can do an interview then or schedule an appointment for later. If the County can’t reach you, they will mail you an interview time and date. If you can’t make that date or you miss it, we can help you reschedule. Just call 855-238-5977.
Get money for groceries
If your application is approved, you will be sent an EBT card for groceries within 30 days. If you are 60+ or disabled, or you do not have access to cooking equipment, you may also qualify for the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program.