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Food Stamps Help Our Contra Costa Community


The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.

The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.

CalFresh Helps Our Contra Costa Community

The average CalFresh household benefit is at least $200 a month. Changes in the law have made qualifying and applying for even easier. Some things to be aware of:

  • The application is shorter and easier to fill out.
  • CalFresh is issued on a plastic debit card called the Golden State Advantage Card.
  • It's possible to own a home or a car and still qualify for CalFresh .
  • CalFresh does not share information with the INS (now known as the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services).

Who may qualify for CalFresh?

  • Single, married, people with children
  • Children born in the U.S.
  • Legal non-citizens - even if not, other family household members born in the U.S. might be eligible.

See the Gross Monthly Income Eligibility.

Gross income means a household's total, nonexcluded income, before any deductions have been made. Net income means gross income minus allowable deductions.

For CalFresh information, contact:

East County
4545 Delta Fair Boulevard, Antioch, 925-706-4980
151 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, 925-513-3720

Central County
400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, 925-602-9379

West County
151 Linus Pauling Drive, Hercules, 510-262-7709
1275A Hall Avenue, Richmond, 510-231-8114
1305 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, 510-412-3280

More information about CalFresh.


Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an equal opportunity provider and employer, through the Network for a Healthy California.