Applying for CalFresh

See if you are eligible for CalFresh, and apply.

Older adults and adults with disabilities can also apply in person at our 2 Gough Service Center.

For CalFresh application forms in more than 15 languages, click here.

Eligibility Overview

Your eligibility is determined by your income and other non-financial eligibility rules. In general, you need to meet three main requirements:

  1. You must have low income. Your income requirements depend on your household size and monthly expenses.
  2. You must live in San Francisco.
  3. You must not be receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or State Supplemental Payment (SSP).

When submitting your application online, by mail, or in-person, you will be asked to provide documentation to verify you meet certain eligibility criteria, such as proof of income, residence, or identity. Click here for a list of examples of the types of verification and sources of proof that you can submit with your application. If you have any questions or other types of proof not listed, please contact our Service Center by calling (415) 558-4700.

    Expedited Services

    Expedited Services provide more immediate food assistance for certain households. Click here to learn more and see if your household might qualify, allowing you to receive benefits within three days of applying.

    For more details on specific eligibility criteria, visit our CalFresh Eligibility Details page.