Put healthy food on the table

CalFresh EBT cards can be used to buy groceries and fresh produce at participating stores and farmers’ markets.

Apply for CalFresh
Who’s eligible?
Where can you use your EBT card?


Call our food connection hotline: 1-800-984-3663

We can answer your questions and help you apply.

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Who’s eligible?

Citizens and most legal residents with low incomes are eligible. Undocumented immigrants are usually not eligible, but can apply for their children who are legal residents or U.S. citizens. Beginning summer 2019, recipients of SSI/SSP benefits may be eligible for CalFresh. Applying for CalFresh will not change your SSI/SSP benefits.

Call us at 1-800-984-3663 to find out if you or someone in your household is eligible.

Even if you’ve applied before, laws have changed, so apply again.

People in HouseholdGross Monthly IncomeNet Monthly IncomeMaximum CalFresh Allotment
Each additional member+$858+$429+$219

Effective: Oct. 1, 2023 – Sept. 30, 2024

Where can you use your CalFresh EBT card?

Maximize your CalFresh benefits

Double Up Food Bucks: For every $1 of CalFresh that you use to buy California grown fresh fruits and vegetables, receive an extra $1 to spend on more fruits and vegetables. Available at participating grocery stores, up to $10 per day. Find participating locations.

Market Match: You can double your CalFresh benefits (and sometimes WIC/SSI) when using CalFresh to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmer’s markets, farm stands, CSAs, and mobile markets. Learn more.

Have you already applied for CalFresh?

Learn about the next steps here.