CalFresh Outreach Program

CalFresh Food Basics

  • What is CalFresh Food?

    CalFresh Food is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh Food dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets.

    CalFresh Food is the name of the USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the state of California. Recipients receive and “spend” CalFresh Food benefits electronically, via personal Golden State Advantage electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards that look just like any other credit or debit cards.

  • What is CalFresh Outreach (CFO)?

    CDSS contracts with CHC and other community-based organizations to provide CalFresh Outreach and application assistance services. USDA-CDSS funding covers less than one-half of CHC’s CalFresh Outreach contract. The remaining funds are provided by non-federal funding sources.

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