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CalFresh Application Assistance!

From the SF-Marin Food Bank

San Francisco Residents


Find An Appointment

Marin Residents


Where To Find Help

calfresh logo CalFresh (formerly known as the food stamp program) is a federal nutrition benefit that provides program participants with a means to purchase food. Benefits can be used at grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and for some, benefits may even be used at restaurants and community meal programs, and now online for grocery delivery with Walmart and Amazon.

The SF-Marin Food Bank helps hundreds of people stretch their food budgets and drives over a million dollars of federal funding into California’s economy each year through our CalFresh Outreach program. Find out if you might qualify for CalFresh with the food bank’s help!

All application assistance will be provided OVER THE PHONE unless indicated by the individual agency due to COVID-19 /shelter in place rules in San Francisco and Marin counties. All  available appointments at partner locations are for phone based assistance unless otherwise indicated on this site. 

What we do for Participants:

  • Screening for likely eligibility
  • Assistance in filling out and sending your application and required documents
  • Help with semi-annual and yearly recertification reports
  • Help with troubleshooting CalFresh-related issues
  • Provide referrals for other free food programs
  • Connect you to agencies that can provide other resources

What we do for Agencies:

  • Provide educational and outreach materials about CalFresh
  • Community presentations 
  • Event outreach 
  • Free application assistance trainings 
  • On-site application assistance for agency clients

Who is eligible?

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Permanent Residents (green card), U or T visa holders, Refugees, and Asylees
  • All U.S. born children, no matter where their parents were born
  • SSI recipients are eligible to apply for CalFresh as of June 1st, 2019!!!

Important Documents

  • Any valid form of I.D.
  • Proof of income for last 30 days (check stubs, retirement statement, bank statement, etc.)
  • Social Security numbers for anyone who has them
  • Medical bills and expenses for persons who are 60+ years old and/or have permanent disabilities
  • Proof of housing and utility expenses
  • Proof of childcare or adult care expenses, for those that have them 


Household Size Gross Monthly Income (pre-tax) Net Monthly Income Monthly Benefit Allotment
1 $2,128 $1,064 $16-204
2 $2,874 $1,437 $16-374
3 $3,620 $1,810 $16-535
4 $4,368 $2,184 $16-680
5 $5,114 $2,557 $16-807
6 $5,860 $2,930 $16-969
7 $6,608 $3,304 $16-1,071
8 $7,354 $3,677 $16-1,224
Each Additional
+ $748 + $374 + $153

CalFresh Income Eligibility Guidelines October 1st, 2020 to September 30th, 2021

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.