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 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, 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 here. You can see if you are likely to qualify based on an income chart here.

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

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.

The Center for Families provides Cal-Fresh assistance at 441 D Street, Davis, CA. We are open Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. Application Assistance is available by making an appointment. Feel free to stop or to call 530-757-1261 or 530-406-7221 to schedule an appointment. Also, if in need of other resources feel free to stop by or call. Resource Center The Center for Families