What is CalFresh?
CalFresh is the state food stamps program that provides assistance for low or no income individuals and households to purchase nutritious food. CalFresh is known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
CalFresh issues monthly benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, similar to an ATM card, to purchase food at retail stores and farmers markets that accept EBT cards.
The monthly benefit amount is based on a person's or household's income, expenses, and household size.
New ways to protect your EBT card
Use a new online tool and other ways to keep your EBT card safe from theft or fraud.
BenefitsCal: A new website for managing public benefits
BenefitsCal makes it easier to apply, view, and renew health coverage, food, and cash assistance.
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