California programs work to end hunger in our communities

Because much of Agriculture work is seasonal, there may be periods of time when workers are unemployed or in need of assistance. The State of California and its partners provide many services to help those in need find help, such as where to go for food assistance.

CalFresh Program

The CalFresh Program provides people in need with a monthly benefit to buy food at most supermarkets and some farmers markets. The benefit is based on the size of your household, your income level, your property and your bills.

The CalFresh program allows you to buy nutritious food for your family, as well as plants and seeds to grow food on your own with food stamps. While there are some limitations to what you can buy with Food Stamps, such as alcohol and tobacco products, this program helps many Californians provide their families with the fresh, healthy food they need.

How to apply for the CalFresh Program

To get information on the CalFresh Program you can visit C4yourself, an online application system that will assist you in applying for benefits at www. c4yourself.com or you can print out an application at www.dss.cahwnet.gov/ foodstamps. You can also call the CalFresh information line at 1-877-847-3663.