The CalFresh Program, known as SNAP in other states and formerly known as Food Stamps, is an assistance program that helps you buy nutritious food for you and your family. Individuals and families must meet income and asset tests to access the program. Click here to see more information on qualifying for food stamps.
How to Apply:
You can apply online at the C4Yourself Website
. Look in the upper right hand area of the page under "Apply for Benefits."
Click on the general Application Form (use this form especially if applying for more than one program, example CalFresh and Medi-Cal or CMSP) or use this form when applying for CalFresh only. Access the County Program Verification List for items you may need to provide to support your application. For more information on Food Stamps, access the California Department of Social Services CalFresh Site
. You may also e-mail us with any questions.
You can apply for CalFresh through the Truckee or Nevada City offices
. You can print out a form from the Website links below, complete and mail in, call one of the offices and have an application packet mailed to you, or visit an office to apply. A phone interview will be scheduled to review your completed documents.
A notice of action is mailed to you when your application is approved or denied. You can call the worker or team of workers assigned to your case to check the status of your application. You may access an estimate of eligibility but do not rely on the results as the final decision. Always consult your local social services department for a complete determination.
If your CalFresh is approved, your benefits will be issued to you with an Electronic Benefit Transfer Card (EBT) .