Using CalFresh

Where to use CalFresh EBT cards

  • Groceries:  Use the locator map to find a grocery store near you that accepts EBT cards.  
  • Restaurant meals: Some restaurants accept EBT cards.  View the list of participating restaurants. Note: Some participants may not accept EBT cards at the time of your visit. You may want to check with the restaurant before going there. 
  • Farmers' markets: Shop at markets that accept EBT cards and offer Market Match. This program matches your food purchases depending on how much you spend.  View map of participating markets and the Market Match video
  • EBT Online:  Order food online from Amazon, Walmart, and Safeway. 
  • Free diapers: For CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and CalWORKs families with children under the age of three.
  • More free or discount deals: For museums, utilities, transportation, legal advice, and more.

Manage and protect your CalFresh EBT card

In San Francisco, CalFresh benefits are distributed via the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, also known as the Golden State Advantage card. The EBT card is used like a debit card with a four-digit PIN and it offers privacy when making purchases. 

  • Check your EBT balance: Call (877)-328-9677
  • Report a lost or stolen card: Call (415) 558-4700 immediately.
  • Protect your EBT: Always keep your PIN and EBT card number secret. If you receive a text or phone call asking for your card and PIN numbers, do not provide your information. Contact us immediately at (415) 558-4700
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