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Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP
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General Brochure CDSS

Social Security SNAP #10100

Guide to Cal Fresh Benefits 

guide to cal fresh benefits

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC program is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. A more detailed program description and information can be found on the WIC website.

Wikepedia on WIC

Food Insecurity – Links between poor health & poor diet 

San Francisco Chronicle 11.18.2018

Social Determinants of Health


Los Angeles wants to enroll more people in Food Stamps – Los Angeles Times 5.30.2017



free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.


free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

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California Corona Virus Response

  • Emergency food and food benefits Get help buying groceries with the NEW Pandemic EBT (or P-EBT) card: With schools closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits. Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals AND do not participate in CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care can apply starting May 22nd – June 30th.    For more information   or :
  • California began allowing online food purchasing with EBT benefits! You may use your EBT card on Amazon and/or Walmart to purchase groceries. More retailers to be added in the future. For more information

Family Services 

24/7 Hotlines

Dial 2-1-1 from a cell phone or landline to get connected to local resources, it will ask for zip code and give a list of options.

Dial 988 for Mental Health Emergencies starting July 2022 Calif Health Line 1.2021

Restaurant Meals to Seniors

LA County is NOT accepting new applications!


The program will provide each senior $66 a day for the meals and that it will be focused on those who are at “high risk for exposure” to COVID-19 or have an income of no more than 600% of the federal poverty level, or about $76,500 a year.

Enroll in the program

Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service for California’s older adults.

Great Plates Delivered has two purposes:

  1. Help seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and
  2. Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

Want to get meals? 

Want to provide meals?

Read more details below if you’d like to receive meals, supply meals, or help administer the program.

Here are additional resources that are available now:

#My Medi-Cal
How to get the Health Care You Need
24 pages

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My medi cal explanation of medi cal

Western Poverty Law - Insurance for Low Income

Advocate Guide to Medi Cal 

advocate guide to Medi Cal

Nolo Social Security, Medicare, Medi Cal & Government Pensions

nolo social security government pensions

Our Webpage on


symptoms of corona virus

4 comments on “Cal Fresh – SNAP – Food Stamps – WIC

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  1. I do not know where to turn to for help. My dad may not make it.

    I have also applied for Cal Fresh as food too is becoming scare for him.

    He doesn’t have much money left over for food.

    I have Ralphs delivery a few groceries for him but he cannot cook.

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