Health + Food CalFresh

Low-income individuals and families use CalFresh to purchase groceries at many food stores. CalFresh benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that looks like any other credit card. The amount of your benefits depends on your family size, income, and monthly expenses.

Grocery Store Shopping with EBT

Applying for CalFresh

See if you are eligible for CalFresh, and apply.

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A father shops for produce at a farmer's market with his son.

Using CalFresh Benefits

Learn how and where to use your CalFresh benefits to buy food and groceries.

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Shopping with EBT Card

Keeping CalFresh Benefits

Learn how to keep your benefits active. Report benefits and EBT card issues.

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Contact

For more information, to report a lost EBT card, or for questions about your benefits, call the Service Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (415) 558-4700.

To check your EBT card balance:
     Call 1-877-328-9677 and enter your 16-digit EBT number
     Text your 16-digit EBT number to: (415) 969-2904
     Download the free Fresh EBT app for iPhone and Android

CalFresh recipients may be eligible to receive other free and discounted services in San Francisco. For a list of services and contact information, click here.

Introducing CalFresh

CalFresh provides food assistance to individuals and families.