Get extra money for groceries every month

Take the first step. Apply for CalFresh in 10 minutes.

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CalFresh is California's food stamps program

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California is a free, non-profit service for California residents

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Enrolling in CalFresh takes 3 steps

Apply online

  • Apply on your phone or computer.
  • It takes less than 10 minutes.
  • Your application will be submitted to your county's CalFresh office.
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Apply online

Have an eligibility call

  • CalFresh office in your county will call you after a few days.
  • They'll ask about your income, expenses, and citizenship status.
  • They’ll give you a list of documents to provide in order to enroll.
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Have an eligibility call

Send your documents

  • Upload the requested documents.
  • Once you've submitted the required documents, your county office will determine your eligibility.
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Send documents

Start early as it can take up to 30 days to get enrolled in CalFresh

You can qualify for 3 day Expedited Service if: your household makes less than $150 in monthly income and has less than $100 on hand right now; or your household's combined monthly income and money on hand are less than your household's combined monthly rent and utilities; or you are a migrant or seasonal farm worker and have less than $100 on hand right now.

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