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CalFresh

Cerritos College CalFresh Outreach Program - Better Food for better living

What is CalFresh?

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

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

The CalFresh Outreach Program is funded through the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and is implemented in partnership with county social services offices. It assists people through the entire CalFresh application process, including assistance with the application itself, obtaining verification documents, navigating the 30-day application period, as well as the renewal process.

Food Pantry

Cerritos College students can access the food pantry items and additional resources from the Falcon's Nest

Virtual Appointment

Contact our CalFresh Outreach Team at calfresh@cerritos.edu to schedule an online appointment via Zoom. Appointments available in English and Spanish.

Apply Online

Apply for CalFresh online at GetCalFresh.org 

Not sure if you are eligible? Take a Prescreen!

Fill out this quick questionnaire and we'll get back to you with your eligibility status. 

CalFresh Drop-in Assistance
Monday 8 am - 9 am
Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
Wednesday 3 pm - 4 pm

Zoom ID: 768 960 1405
Password:
CalFresh

Need to send documents over to your county?
Remember you must submit verifications when you apply for CalFresh as soon as possible to avoid any delays in your application process. 

Make sure you have all your documents ready prior to moving on to this step.

SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

  

APPLY FOR CALFRESH

 

Am I Eligible
Application Process

 


dCalFresh Benefits

 

Have an immediate need for food?

Cerritos College students can access the food pantry items and additional resources at the Falcon's Nest

Resource Guides

 

For any questions, please contact the CalFresh Outreach Team:
calfresh@cerritos.edu 


CalFresh, better food for better living

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