Applying for CalFresh – California’s federal food assistance program – has never been easier. And San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency, community partners and food advocates are doing outreach at dozens of events during May’s CalFresh Awareness Month to spread the word.
CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, is a supplemental nutrition program for families and individuals who meet certain income guidelines. It’s designed to help reduce food insecurity and help low-income families and individuals increase access to fresh and healthy food, part of the County’s Live Well San Diego vision for healthy, safe and thriving communities.
There are approximately 266,000 San Diego County residents receiving CalFresh benefits according to April 2018 data.