WHAT IS CALFRESH?
CalFresh, or SNAP, is a food benefit program in the state of California that you can use to buy groceries with. receiving CalFresh will not affect your existing financial aid and you don't need your parents tax returns to apply!
HOW MUCH DO COLLEGE STUDENTS GET?
the average individual student can receive up to $250 each month in benefits depending on their income or if they purchase and prepare food with other people.
Exactly how much money you will get depends on your income and how many people you buy food for.
HOW CAN I USE MY BENEFITS IF I AM APPROVED?
CalFresh benefits are deposited electronically each month onto an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. the EBT card works the same as an ATM card and is accepted at most grocery stores, convenience stores and even select online retailers like Amazon and Wal-Mart! Many Sonoma County Farmers Markets also accept EBT and even offer matching programs to stretch your food benefit. search online for all the places that accept CalFresh cards at the California EBT Locator Map.
Many student are eligible for CalFresh such as students participating in Work Study, Local Programs that Increase Employability (LPIEs), those who have an on-campus job and many more! It's worth a try, just apply!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO APPLY?
it takes about ten minutes to apply. if you are approved, with no County delays, you can receive benefits within 30 days.
HOW CAN I GET HELP FROM SRJC?
if you would like more information on CalFresh and how to apply, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org