CalFresh - Food Assistance

Social Services facilities are offering limited in-person services. Most business can be conducted by phone 530-265-1340 or online at BenefitsCal.org.

All Medi-Cal renewals are waived until further notice. CalFresh and CalWORKs renewals may be completed without an interview in some situations.

Double Your EBT Dollars at Farmers' Markets In Nevada County!

The Market Money program will match EBT dollars at participating farmers' markets. Spend 10 EBT dollars on tokens and get 10 tokens free at every market all season long. Visit the market manager's booth at any of these participating markets to get your tokens:

Farmers Markets
Temporary Changes to the CalFresh Student Eligibility Rule

CalFresh Food benefits can now be used to buy groceries ONLINE at Walmart and Amazon. You can even select home delivery! Spend $35 or more on groceries and get home delivery for FREE.

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Federally Mandated Program

CalFresh (federally known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP) is a federally mandated program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels. 

Benefits

In general, these benefits are for any food or food product intended for human consumption and can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. If you are finding it difficult to afford the nutritious food that you and your family needs, the CalFresh Program may be able to help you.

The amount of benefits you can receive is dependent on your family size, countable income, and monthly expenses such as housing, utilities, and so forth.

Qualified Applicants

All U.S citizens or Legal Permanent Residents may qualify to receive CalFresh benefits. Families, as well as individuals with no children, may qualify.

The program issues monthly benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. These benefits are issued on an Electornic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which looks like any other credit card.

Benefits may not be used for items such as alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, or paper products.