CalFresh Outreach

CalFresh Outreach

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CalFresh Food

CalFresh Food (SNAP) is a program that helps people buy food at their local farmer's market, grocery store, or online via an EBT card which is used like a debit card. Our team helps guide people through the application process.

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Community Members

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Local Food Resources

Check out for info on local Farmers' Markets and other food & financial assistance programs.

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CalFresh Outreach

CalFresh Outreach creates awareness for Californians who may be eligible for CalFresh Food benefits, also known as SNAP. This includes College Staff who help promote the program, walk people through the application, and ensure they know how to use and maintain their benefits.

CalFresh Outreach is vital to reach Californians who may be eligible but are not receiving benefits. The program helps increase grocery budgets and brings federal dollars to the state.

For every dollar of CalFresh Food (SNAP) spent, it contributes, at least, $1.54 according to the USDA in economic activity(opens in new window). This results in tens of millions of dollars of revenue, creating more jobs and services for local and statewide economies.

If your organization or college campus is conducting CalFresh Outreach or would like to start your own program, support may be available.

Email us at to learn more.


CFO Higher Ed & Far North Contract

This contract allows the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC), at CSU, Chico, to fund campuses and community-based organizations to increase application assistance for CalFresh Food.

This funding helps build or elevate subcontractor programming to help more clients apply or become aware of CalFresh Food benefits. As a prime contractor with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), CHC works with subcontractors across the state. Please see the CFO map, below, for a list of our current subcontractors.

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How to Join

Interested in joining our CFO contract to build or expand your CFO Program? Please email us at We would be happy to share future opportunities with you.

 map of subcontractors 2022-2024