Application Process


Step 1: Application screening with CalFresh Outreach Team



Step 2: If eligible, complete and submit application with CalFresh Outreach Team

  • Although the online version is available, we encourage you to apply online with the help of the CalFresh Outreach Team


Step 3: Once the application is received through online submission, your 30-day time frame begins



Step 4: You will need to complete your INTAKE INTERVIEW by phone or in person

  • Your county social service department will either call or mail you a date and time for your INTAKE INTERVIEW
  • Let the CalFresh Outreach Team know if you have not heard from the county within the first 7 days


Step 5: After your interview, you will be required to provide  verification documents to your county office to complete your application. Your application will not be approved if you do not submit verification documents that meet their requirements. Examples of verification documentation include : 

  • Copy of ID
  • Proof of address
  • PG&E Bill
  • Pay stubs
  • Financial aid award letter and schedule (if a student)