Health + Food CalFresh

Low-income individuals and families use CalFresh to purchase groceries.


CalFresh can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. CalFresh benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which looks like any other credit card. The amount of benefits you can receive is dependent on your family size, income, and monthly expenses such as housing, child care, and medical 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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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.