CID assist eligible consumers in San Mateo County get access to CalFresh food benefits. CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, is a federally funded program for low-income individuals and families. CalFresh is California’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The program provides monthly food assistances via Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. Households can use these benefits to buy food such as fruits, vegetables, breads, milk, and other dairy products. EBT cards can be used in grocery stores, farmers market, and other participating stores.
CID’s CalFresh outreach coordinators can provide information about CalFresh and help with screening and application.
Who is Eligible?
Several factors determine eligibility. Low income citizens and most legal resident are eligible.
Gross Income Limits with the number of Eligible Family Members and the amount that a Household could receive:
Household of 1: $2,082 Up to: $194
Household of 2: $2,820 Up to: $355
Household of 3: $3,556 Up to: $509
Household of 4: $4,292 Up to: $646
Household of 5: $5,030 Up to: $768
Household of 6: $5,766 Up to: $921
Household of 7: $6,502 Up to: $1,018
Household of 8*: $7,064 Up to: $3,620
*Add $720 to gross income limit for each additional household members. Effective Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020
**The total benefits amount is based on specific case situation. Minimum benefits for eligible household is $15.
Starting June 1, 2019, Supplemental Security Income (SSI/SSP) recipient may now qualify for CalFresh benefits. SSI/SSP benefits will not be affected and recipients can receive both SSI/SSP and Calfresh benefits.
For more information, contact CID at (650) 645-1780 and ask to speak with a CalFresh Eligibility Coordinator, or email Rachel Aceberos at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us through our web form on this web page.
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