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Applying is easy - You can call the Food Assistance Service Center at (415) 558-4700, visit our website at http://www.mybenefitscalwin.org, or come by our office at 1235 Mission St. It's possible to even be certified on the same day.

By Web

Click here for the benefitscalwin.org website to use the "Am I Eligible?" screener or to use the "Apply for Benefits" application to apply over the web.  Use this option 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  You should be contacted within two business days of submitting your application.  You will need to fax, scan in, or bring in your identification, proof of income and other paperwork to complete your application.  If you've filed a www.mybenefitscalwin.org application and haven't heard from us after two business days, please call (415) 558-4700.

By Phone

Call the Food Assistance Service Center at (415) 558-4700 and follow the prompts to speak with a benefits consultant. You will be screened by phone to see if you are eligible. You can then either come to the office with your identification, proof of income and other paperwork for an in-person application, or request a mailed application. If all your paperwork is in order, you may receive your food benefits in as little as three days.

In Person

You can visit our main offices at 1235 Mission St. (near 8th St.), Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, between 8am - 5pm, and ask for an application form. You may submit a completed application on the spot. If there is an available slot for an immediate interview, you may be interviewed and certified the same day. You can also apply at the Career Link Center at 3120 Mission Street at Cesar Chavez Street Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12 - 1 p.m.).

By Fax or Mail

You may fax your application form to (415) 355-2300, or mail it to Food Stamps Program, P.O. Box 7988, San Francisco, CA 94120. Be sure to provide a good contact phone number and include the best time for a worker to call you to schedule an interview.

Where Can I Get an Application?

Aside from picking up applications in person at our offices at 1235 Mission Street or 3120 Mission Street, application forms in five different languages: English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese are available online. You may submit your application in person, fax or mail. You can also apply by phone without an application at (415) 558-4700.