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.
Contact our CalFresh Outreach Team at email@example.com to schedule an online appointment via Zoom. Appointments available in English and Spanish.
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.
Local Programs that Increase Employability - Eligibility
All students participating in Local Programs that Increase Employability (LPIE) are eligible for an exemption to the CalFresh student eligibility rule, which will allow them to apply for CalFresh benefits. See if your program is on the list today!
Have an immediate need for food?
Cerritos College students can access the food pantry items and additional resources at the Falcon's Nest.
For any questions, please contact the CalFresh Outreach Team: