Health + Food CalFresh

Low-income individuals and households can use a CalFresh EBT card to buy food at retail food outlets, grocery stores, farmers markets, and some restaurants. The amount of CalFresh benefits depends on family size, income, and monthly expenses.

Women buying walnuts

Checking Your Eligibility

Find out if you qualify for CalFresh before applying.

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Grocery Store Shopping with EBT

Applying for CalFresh

Learn how to apply for CalFresh and get ready to start using your benefits.

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CalFresh EBT Card

Applying for Disaster CalFresh

Apply for emergency food assistance in the event of a wildfire, power outage, or other disasters.

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

Using CalFresh

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

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Shopping with EBT Card

Keeping CalFresh

Learn how to keep your benefits active and maintain your account.

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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.
You can also email the Service Center at food@sfgov.org 

To check your EBT card balance:
     Call 1-877-328-9677 and enter your 16-digit EBT number
     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