What is this service?
What is this service? CalFresh is a federal nutrition program for low-income individuals and families that can help households buy healthy foods and seeds. Formerly known as the food stamp program and federally known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), this program provides a monthly nutrition benefit which is used via an Electronic Benefit Transaction (EBT)card similar to a debit card. The benefit is used to purchase groceries at markets, small retailers and even farmer’s markets.
Attention: All CalWORKs and CalFresh Recipients
In response to COVID-19, your CalWORKs and CalFresh Benefits will continue for March, April, May, and June 2020. This means that if your semiannual report form (SAR 7) or annual renewal is due in March, April, or May 2020, you do not have to turn it in or complete your interview. If you already turned in your March SAR 7 or renewal paperwork and it was not processed yet, it will not be processed. If your March SAR 7 or renewal paperwork included information that would make your benefits go up or if you reported that your gross monthly income has gone over your Income Reporting Threshold (IRT), please call the county to report this information over the phone.
Even though you do not have to turn in your March, April or May form or complete your interview, you must still contact the county to report anytime your gross monthly income goes over your IRT. Also, if you report that your income has gone down, your benefit amount may go up. Call the county to find out what your IRT is, to report if your income goes down, or to make other mandatory reports, including a change of address for CalWORKs.
Who can use this service?
Citizens of the United States or noncitizens who are legally residing in the U.S. are eligible to apply for CalFresh. A CalFresh Household may be a family, an individual, or anyone that purchases food and prepares meals together. Generally, you must meet certain residency and income requirements to qualify for the program.
Benefits are based on household size and income. Pre-screen to see if you may be eligible or apply at MyBenefits CalWIN. There are many myths about CalFresh eligibility. Please don't assume that you can't qualify: talk to us, or check out these Myths & Facts About CalFresh.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge.
When and where is this service offered?
It is easy to apply. Apply in person Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at any County of San Luis Obispo office, online at My Benefits CalWIN or you can download an application, fill it out and either mail, FAX or bring it into your local county office.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Morro Bay Social Services
600 Quintana Road Morro Bay , CA 93442
Tel: (805) 772-6405
Fax: (805) 772-6409
SLO Social Services- Higuera
3433 South Higuera San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Arroyo Grande Social Services
1086 East Grand Avenue Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
681 West Tefft Street Suite 1 Nipomo, CA 93444
Atascadero Social Services
9415 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
Paso Robles Social Services
406 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446