Food Services

  • CalFresh, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many supermarkets and other markets. Participants must meet eligibility requirements to qualify (this document provides more information about eligibility for non-minor dependents, Frequently Asked Questions).
  • The California government website provides a searchable database that includes locations where youth can find organizations that provide free and low-cost meals,
  • Staff in respective counties may be familiar with local food banks, shelters, faith organizations, or other entities that distribute food.