Welcome to CalFresh.

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. For most households, CalFresh benefits are only part of their food budget.

What is CalFresh?

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. For most households, CalFresh benefits are only part of their food budget. They must spend some of their own cash, along with their CalFresh benefits, in order to buy enough food for a month.

Individuals and families may be eligible to receive CalFresh benefits, whether or not they work, if they have low income.

Applying for, and receiving, CalFresh will not affect a person’s immigration status or the immigration status of that family.

Generally, services are available to low income individuals and families who are: 

  •  U.S. citizens, or
  • Legal immigrants who:
    • Have lived in the country for 36 months, or 
    • Are receiving disability-related assistance or benefits, regardless of entry date, or
    • Are children under 18 years of age, regardless of entry date.

What are the requirements?

For households to receive CalFresh benefits, they must meet certain eligibility requirements in the following areas:

  • Citizenship/Immigration status,
  • Income,
  • Residence,
  • Work requirements, and
  • Other information.

Individuals or families may apply for assistance online, via telephone, or by coming in to our office.

The easiest and quickest way to apply for CalWORKs, CalFresh and/or Medi-Cal is online at www.C4Yourself.com.

Or in our office at:

333 E. Washington Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Telephone: (209) 468-1000

Once a customer starts to receive CalFresh, the customer must keep the Eligibility Worker (EW) informed about changes, in order to:

  • Ensure CalFresh benefits are correct
  • Make sure CalFresh benefits, Notices of Action, and other correspondence are sent to the correct address.

All CalFresh recipients, with the exception of Annual Reporting Child Only (AR/CO) and Change Reporting Household cases are required to submit a Semi-Annual Eligibility Status Report (SAR 7) once per year (due in the sixth month of the first semi-annual period) followed by the re-certification of eligibility in the sixth month of the second semi-annual period.

Your Eligibility Worker will inform you if you are an AR/CO or Change Reporting Household recipient and what the reporting requirements are for your specific case.

 

Read Our Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline

(209) 468-1333

Elder Abuse

(209) 468-3780 or
(888) 800-4800

Fraud Hotline

(209) 953-7733