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CalFresh, formerly Food Stamps, is a program designed to help low-income individuals and families obtain free food. Qualifying households are issued a card which can be used fairly discretely much like a debit card. The card is a type of [WWW]EBT card. A certain amount of money is allocated to a household each month based on family size and income, and the average amount designated per individual is $150, [WWW]according to the Daily Democrat. In January of 2012, about 8% of all Yolo County residents were receiving CalFresh benefits. The percentage has risen dramatically in recent years due to worsening economic conditions.

You can apply for CalFresh [WWW]here.
You can see if you are likely to qualify based on an income chart [WWW]here.

CalFresh can also be used to buy seeds and plants if you want to grow your own food.

[WWW]UC-FSNEP is a University of California program dedicated to educating CalFresh recipients on how to maintain healthy diets and active lifestyles on a tight budget.

The Food Bank of Yolo County has an outreach program to teach people about Calfresh and to assist anybody who needs help in the application process.

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