Important Information for New Applicants and Current CalFresh Customers!
As of October 28, 2020, Initial Certification and Recertification Interviews are not required if all of the following requirements are fulfilled:
However, if the County determines that the information provided is questionable or requires additional clarification, an interview will be required.
Important Information for Existing CalFresh Customers:
¡Más Fresco! is a partnership between the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Community Health, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Northgate Gonzalez Market.
The program provides financial incentives to CalFresh recipients when they purchase fresh fruits and vegetables using their EBT card at participating Northgate Markets in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties.
¡Más Fresco! is now available to CalFresh recipients via online enrollment. CalFresh recipients who enroll will earn $1 for every $1 of CalFresh benefits spent on qualifying fresh fruits or vegetables with a maximum financial incentive of $40 a month for 1 year.
The following LA County locations of Northgate Market are participating in this program:
Northgate Gonzalez Market hopes to make this program available in all 41 of their locations across Southern California by the end of 2020.
The California Department of Social Services recently approved Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Extension benefits for children who previously received
P-EBT benefits during the Summer 2020. Children will receive P-EBT Extension benefits for the months of August and September 2020 if they:
Under this "P-EBT Extension", each eligible child will receive a new
P-EBT card with P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September 2020. These new P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to families early November through the end of December. The new card will need to have the PIN set-up through the EBT Helpline. Eligible families do not need to apply to receive P-EBT Extension benefits.
If you have any questions regarding your Pandemic EBT benefits, please call (877) 328-9677.