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CalFresh food benefits put more food on your table — whether you're an immigrant or newly unemployed.

With CalFresh, you can purchase food at grocery stores, farmers' markets, restaurants, and online from Amazon. And that is just for starters. CalFresh also gives you access to free job and training services as well as big discounts on utilities, transportation, and much more.

Receive unemployment benefits?  You may still qualify for CalFresh.  CalFresh eligibility and benefit amounts are based on your household monthly gross income, including unemployment benefits. Check your eligibility 

Did not qualify for CalFresh before? Reapply now. If you were denied CalFresh or your CalFresh assistance was reduced due to COVID-related increases to your unemployment benefits, we urge you to reapply now. Call (415) 558-4700 or email us at food@sfgov.org for a benefit re-evaluation.

Are you an immigrant in need of food assistance? CalFresh is available to most immigrants. Find out how to apply for you or a family member from our Frequently Asked Questions.

Students of higher education may now qualify for CalFresh. If you’re approved for Work Study or your expected family contribution is $0 see the flyer and apply now

More reasons to get CalFresh now:   Online Ordering + Delivery  |  Jobs + Training  |  Free + Discounted Services


Online Ordering + Delivery

Rather not go to the store? You can order food online from Amazon’s grocery service for recipients of CalFresh (nationally known as SNAP). Delivery is free with orders of $35 or more. View products and how to sign up for Amazon.

See other convenient ways to put healthy food on the table using CalFresh. 


Jobs + Training

As a CalFresh recipient, you automatically get free access to our JobsNOW! program for:

  • Employment opportunities, regardless of your work history

  • Education and training programs

  • Career assessments and resume assistance

  • Interview coaching and free professional clothing

Call (877) 562-1669 (877-JOB-1NOW) to get started with JobsNOW!   



Free + Discounted Services

With CalFresh, your monthly savings add up with access to free or discounted services

  • Free diapers
  • Groceries and meals
  • Recreation and entertainment
  • Transportation and Utilities

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Contact CalFresh

For more information, call the Service Center at (415) 558-4700 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also email us at food@sfgov.org