Basic Needs

CalFresh Outreach

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What is CalFresh?

  • CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need.
  • CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets.
  • CalFresh is the name of the USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the state of California. Recipients receive and “spend” CalFresh benefits electronically, via personal Golden State Advantage electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards that look just like any other credit or debit cards.

Make an appointment

Make an appointment to get help with your CalFresh application!

Our Location

Student Health Services Center (Building 46)

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue, Bldg. 46

Pomona, CA 91768

Contact Us

Call: (909) 869-2763


Application process

Step 1:

Prescreening with CalFresh Outreach Team during drop-in hours or appointment

Step 2:

If eligible, complete and submit an application with CalFresh Outreach Team

Step 3:

Your 30-day time frame begins when you submit your application online.

Step 4:

Within two weeks, you will complete your phone interview.

  • The county social service department will call or mail you a date for your interview
  • Answer ALL unknown or private numbers because it might be for CalFresh
  • Let the CalFresh Outreach Team know if you have NOT been contacted 2 weeks from your date of submission

Step 5:

After your interview, you will be required to submit verification documents to your county office to complete your application. You must submit your documents on time or result in submitting a new application. Examples of verification documentation include:

  • Form of ID
  • Proof of address
  • Utility bills
  • Pay stubs
  • Financial aid award letter and schedule

Step 6:

If approved, you can now begin using your CalFresh benefits!

“This website was funded by USDA, SNAP, known in California as CalFresh, an equal opportunity provider and employer, and the California Department of Social Services.”