Do you need help putting food on the table?
We offer the CalFresh program, which provides limited-income households with a monthly benefit to help buy food. We can also refer you to other food programs from other service providers.
Depending on household income, people may qualify for:
- The CalFresh program (administered by our Department).
- Free or reduced-price school meals for children (ask your child's school for an application).
- The Healthy at Home program (administered by Community Action Commission ), which delivers meals to senior citizens at home.
- The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) nutrition program (administered by the Public Health Department), which helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age five.
Many charitable organizations distribute food or meals. They set their own eligibility standards. For more information, see these resources:
- Our supplemental food referral directory , including free local services such as grocery distribution, prepared hot meals, food pantries and more. (Updated 7/14/16.)
- Emergency food referral lists and maps from our partners at the Foodbank, and descriptions of their own programs (including nutrition education).
In this section:
- Community Referrals