CalFresh Outreach

The CalFresh Outreach program is a USDA funded project aimed at increasing participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This website has a pre-screening tool that can help determine SNAP eligibility. Here is a short 30th Anniversary film "Making America Stronger" produced by the U.S. Food Stamp Program.

To apply for CalFresh, click here.

For more information, please refer to the CalFresh Fact sheet here.

Click here to see information about SNAP Gardens.

To see our newsletter, click here.

Additional CNAP CalFresh Outreach Information:

Subcontractor Information

CalFresh Information

Need Help?

CNAP CalFresh Outreach Staff Contact information:

Jenny Sharkey, 530.898.3211 email:

Jim Coyle, Accountant/Finance Analyst - 530.898.5315 email:


Household Food Security in the United States in 2010 (USDA)

CDSS CalFresh Operations and Access Report: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 (PDF)

Food Insecurity by County 2009 (PDF)

Effects of Changes in Food Stamp Expenditures Across the U.S. Economy (USDA - 2002)

California CalFresh participation data (PDF)

Media & Community Events:

Ensuring food stamp integrity (Politico - March 7, 2012)

Nearing retirement - and surviving on food stamps (CBS - Feb 24, 2012)

Food Stamps, poverty in America (PBS - Feb 17, 2012)

State must expand access to food stamps (The Sacramento Bee - Feb 8, 2012)

Fla. bill would ban buying sweets with food stamps (WFTV - Feb 5, 2012)

USDA Announces Latest Actions to Combat Fraud and Enhance SNAP Program Integrity (USDA - Feb 4, 2012)

Found Dollars, Full Plates: Butte County Benefits from CalFresh Outreach Efforts (KQED - Dec 22, 2011)

Oh, SNAP! Grow gardens with food stamps (Grist - Dec 21, 2011)

Also, placed a more in-depth story online, click here to see.

States Hungry for Revenue Leave Billions in Food Aid on Table (Bloomberg Businessweek - Dec 8, 2011)