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CalFresh -California’s Food Stamp Program

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CalFresh

CalFresh is the new name for California’s Food Stamp Program. CalFresh is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides assistance for households to purchase nutritious food. The program uses an easy credit card format called Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) to purchase food at retail stores and farmers markets.

All CalFresh applications and recertifications must be processed as soon as possible. CalFresh applications must be processed no later than thirty (30) calendar days from the date the application is received by the County. The County must notify the applicant in writing, if the case is approved or denied, no later than 30 calendar days from the date the County receives the CalFresh application. If you qualify based on an emergency situation, you may be eligible to receive CalFresh Expedited Service benefits within three (3) calendar days from the date the application is received by the County. If you are having problems with your CalFresh application, please call 510-645-9332 or email clientconcern@acgov.org.

ACSSA is proud to present an education and outreach reader. Read about how CalFresh has impacted the lives of students, employed individuals, seniors, and immigrants.

Who May Be Eligible

  • All US citizens (Except persons receiving SSI/SSP benefits)
  • Most immigrants – Legal Permanent Residents

What Verification Is Needed

  • Identification (does not need to be a picture ID)
  • Social Security number
  • Proof of any income
  • Proof of expenses – rent receipt, utility bills, childcare receipts, medical receipts

How Much Income Can I Have

  • Income depends on the number of people in your household
Household size Maximum Gross Income Maximum benefit amount
1 $2,024 $192
2 $2,744 $353
3 $3,464 $505
4 $4,184 $642
5 $4,904 $762
6 $5,624 $914
7 $6,344 $1,011
8 $7,064* $1,155**

*Add $720 for each additional person for monthly income.
**Add $144 for each additional person for maximum benefit.

Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program allows homeless, elderly (age 60 or over), and disabled CalFresh households to use CalFresh benefits to purchase prepared meals at participating restaurants. Local restaurants participating in the service will display a sign on their door or window indicating they are an Alameda County Restaurant Meal location. A list of currently participating restaurants is also available here.

Are you interested in joining the Alameda County Social Services Agency in helping homeless, elderly (age 60+) and disabled customers obtain prepared meals using their CalFresh benefits with their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card at your location?

If you are interested in becoming a Restaurant Meals Program provider, please call 510.259.3821 or send an email to RMP@acgov.org

See the Restaurant Meals Program Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

How to Apply

There are several options available. You can request an application be mailed to you, apply online or simply pick one up at any of our public contact offices.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is CalFresh?

CalFresh are America’s primary form of nutrition assistance. To alleviate the stigma associated with coupons, CalFresh benefits are provided via an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which works just like a normal debit card.

2. Do I have to be on Public Assistance to be eligible to receive CalFresh?

No. Many recipients of CalFresh are employed, elderly or disabled who need assistance purchasing nutritional food.

3. How long does it take to receive CalFresh benefits?

If you qualify for CalFresh, you will receive benefits no later than 30 days from the date the office received your application. If you have very little or no income and less than $100 in cash, you may be eligible to receive CalFresh within 3 days.

4. What is the average benefit amount from CalFresh?

The average monthly benefit is about $149.79 per person and almost $295 per household.

5. What foods are eligible for purchase with CalFresh?

Households can use CalFresh to buy any food or food product for human consumption as well as seeds and plants for use in home gardens to produce food. Households cannotbuy:

  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
  • Lunch counter items or food to be eaten in the store
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Pet food
  • Any non-food items such as soaps, paper products, and household supplies.

6. I am a single adult without dependents; can I apply for CalFresh benefits?

Yes.

7. What if I have a bank account?

Liquid resources such as cash, checking and savings accounts are not counted in the CalFresh Program.

8. What if I’m disabled, and am unable to cook for myself?

Disabled and elderly individuals may have others assist them with cooking when needed.

Also, disabled, elderly and homeless individuals can buy prepared meals under the Restaurant Meals Program. See the information above about this service.

CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program

Participating Restaurants & Locations

Jamba Juice

3962 Mowry Ave.

Fremont, CA 94538

Jamba Juice

46583 Mission Blvd.

Fremont, CA 94539

Chutney Restaurant

3352 Mowry Ave.

Fremont, CA 94538

 

Jamba Juice

43570 Christy St.

Fremont, CA 94538

Pizza Hut

39010 Argonaut Way

Fremont, CA 94538

 

Pizza Hut

6221 Jarvis Ave.

Newark, CA 94560

 

Jamba Juice

2035 Newpark Mall

Newark, CA 94560

Jamba Juice

4930 Dublin Blvd.

Dublin, CA 94568

Jamba Juice

4555 Hopyard Rd.

Pleasanton, CA 94588

 

Jamba Juice

6770 Bernal Ave.

Pleasanton, CA 94566

 

Carl’s Jr.

2860 Kitty Hawk Rd.

Livermore, CA 94551

 

Pizza Hut

282 South L. St.

Livermore, CA 94550

 

Carl’s Jr.

1550 N Vasco Rd.

Livermore, CA 94551

Carl’s Jr.

875 E Stanley Blvd.

Livermore, CA 94550

Jamba Juice

2050 Portola Ave.

Livermore, CA 94551

Jamba Juice

3141 Crow Canyon Pl.

San Ramon, CA 94583

 

Carl’s Jr.

871 Marina Village Pkwy.

Alameda, CA 94501

 

Burger King

4200 International Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94601

Pizza Hut

2603 Fruitvale Ave.

Oakland, CA 94601

El Torero Taqueria

5801 International Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94621

Carl’s Jr.

3770 Telegraph Ave.

Oakland, CA 94690

Sam Deli

5800 Bancroft Ave.

Oakland, CA 94605

Burger King
5701 Christie Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
Subway Sandwiches & Salads

391 West A St.

Hayward, CA 94541

Jamba Juice

22501 Mission Blvd.

Hayward, CA 94545

Pizza Hut

1199 West A St.

Hayward, CA 94541

Pizza Hut

22859 Mission Blvd.

Hayward, CA 94541

Jamba Juice

32358 Dyer St.

Union City, CA 94587

Pizza Hut

2617 Decoto Rd.

Union City, CA 94587

 

 

 

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