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There have been reports that the general public has received unsolicited phone calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll-free hotline: 1-800-221-5689. The callers are requesting personal information, offering assistance for filling out the application, or describing other non-SNAP services such as home security systems. NEVER provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity has "spoofed" the SNAP toll-free number, and is not affiliated with FNS or SNAP. If you suspect you have received an illegitimate call from this toll-free number, file a complaint with the FCC at www.fcc.gov/spoofing. If you have already fallen victim to this scam or a similar one, visit www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft for information on identity theft.

CalFresh (Food Stamps)

How to apply for CalFresh: Call (415) 558-1001 or (877) 366-3076 . . . Visit https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org . . . Stop by 1235 Mission Street between 8am-5pm.

Learn About Public Benefits (BenefitsSF)

A website where you can learn about: Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, School Meals, Child Care, IHSS, EITC, WIC and other benefits.

For Restaurant Owners

Other Types of Food Assistance

Free School Meals 2012 - 2013

Apply for free school meals online at https://schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu with the San Francisco Unified School District.


Call 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a resource that households can use to find food, housing, healthcare, child care, employment, legal aid, and other social services. It is available 24 hours a day and is operated in San Francisco by United Way of the Bay Area.

Meals for Seniors

If you are a low-income senior, you can visit a community center for tasty meals or have them delivered to you at home at very low cost.