CalFresh (Food Stamps)

CalFresh is California’s “food stamps” program, providing money for low-income adults and their families to buy food. This program is part of the federal program called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).[1494] Each county runs its own CalFresh program and issues food benefits (food stamps) in the form of a plastic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which looks and feels like a credit card. CalFresh includes the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides the same benefits as CalFresh but to noncitizen legal permanent residents (see PG. 454 for CFAP’s requirements).

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    See Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), U.S. Dep’t of Agric. Food & Nutrition Serv.,