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CalFresh enrollment is a mandatory eligibility requirement for the Fresh Success Program. Students may be currently receiving or eligible to receive CalFresh. 

CalFresh (formerly the food stamp program and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) is a federally mandated, state-supervised, and county-operated government entitlement program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.

  • Benefits are for any food or food product intended for human consumption and can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. 
  • Benefits may not be used for items such as alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, or paper products.

All U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Resident children may qualify to receive CalFresh benefits, regardless of where the parents are born. 

  •  ​Parents may also qualify for benefits if all other program guidelines are met. 
  •  Individuals with no children also may qualify.
  • You do not have to be on welfare to get CalFresh benefits
  •  Eligibility for CalFresh assistance, as well as the benefit amount, is based on your household’s size and income level.
  • The amount of benefits you can receive is dependent on your family size, countable income, and monthly expenses such as housing, utilities, and so forth.

The program issues monthly benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.These benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which looks like any other credit card.

If you are finding it difficult to afford the nutritious food that you and your family needs, the CalFresh Program may be able to help you

To apply for CalFresh for CRC Fresh Success program eligibility:

Contact Magalean Martin, Fresh Success Program Specialist,  Student Support Center, Library Building-Room L106, 916-691-7128 or martinm4 (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu.

Note: All CalFresh benefit information obtained from the California Department of Social Services website, http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/calfresh

 

 

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