CalFresh/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
(formerly known as food stamps)
This program provides cash assistance for purchasing food to people who meet the income
and legal status requirements.
To see if you are eligible, go to www.mybeneﬁtscalwin.org and click “Am I eligible?”
Financial aid is not counted as income. You will need to submit this form with your application if you receive financial aid.
In order to complete the application in-person, visit one of the Social Services Offices
or partner agencies. For a complete list of locations, click here.
You may also begin the application process online at www.mybenefitscalwin.org
or visit Calfresh application locations.
For a list of farmers' markets that accept CalFresh, click here. Many farmers markets will double your money if you use Calfresh to purchase your fruits
and vegetables! More resources can be found here.
For information regarding Calfresh drug-felony policy change, click here.
To learn more about myths and facts about Calfresh, click here.
Did you know that Santa Clara County allows college attendance to count for the 20-hour work requirement in order to be eligible for Calfresh (also known as Food Stamps)?
It's important to know that many forms of financial aid are not counted as part of
your income when applying for Calfresh
Food Connection Hotline:
Calls answered Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm
Call this number to ﬁnd out where you can go to pick up free bags of groceries once
or twice a month in your neighborhood, or nearby. When you call, be sure to ask about
the "Produce Mobile" to learn about how you can pick up fresh fruits and vegetables
as well. There is no income or legal status requirements for these programs.
Hot Meals Close to Campus
405 N. 4th St. at Julian St.
Serves lunch and dinner,
Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen
Click here for a longer list of food resources in the South Bay
If you or someone in your household is low-income and is a citizen/legal permanent resident/has a CA ID, you may be eligible for a free cell phone with unlimited minutes, text and wifi-access. Click here for more information.
Reduced cost internet program for qualifying families: https://apply.internetessentials.com
Community resources for a variety of topics and issues can be found here:
(i.e. Alcohol/Substance Use, Childcare, Dental Care, Homelessness, Sexual Assault, Veterans and more)