CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a program that provides monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing food. Benefits may not be used for items such as alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, or paper products.

How to Apply for Food Stamps in California:

You can apply for California Food Stamps online:


For this program, you must be a resident of the state of California. Other factors of eligibility include citizenship and registration for employment. You must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $15,171
2 $20,449
3 $25,727
4 $31,005
5 $36,283
6 $41,561
7 $46,839
8 $52,117
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,278 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

If your household includes a person with a disability, or someone over the age of 60, your eligibility is based on net income. Please see the websites below for further details.

More Information:

For more information on the CalFresh program, visit the website.