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Food and Nutrition

We provide food programs to help improve the nutrition of people in low-income households. Review our programs below for more information and eligibility.

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The CalFresh Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) improves people's nutrition in low-income households by increasing their food-buying power so that they can purchase sufficient food to meet their household's needs.

CalFresh and EBT News and Updates
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Please check here to  find all the most up-to-date news and announcements regarding CalFresh benefits and the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program!

Restaurant Meals Program
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The Restaurant Meals Program allows homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) receiving CalFresh benefits to use their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants.

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card
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If you are eligible for CalFresh assistance, you will receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) debit card. You can use your EBT card to purchase food items at participating grocery stores, order grocery online for pick up or delivery at participating grocery stores, and participating Farmers' Markets.

CalFresh Outreach
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Here are additional resources for further interest in the CalFresh program. There is an Outreach Toolkit to assist agencies in conducting the most effective CalFresh outreach possible, a list of community partners to assist the public with applying for CalFresh benefits, and more.

Additional Nutrition Assistance Resources

In addition to the CalFresh Program, there are additional nutrition assistance resources to help put food on your table!


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