Economic Assistance Division

Many low-income individuals and families with children, disabled or unemployed persons, children in foster homes and former foster youth can apply for benefits, such as:

Use CalFresh to Buy Hot Foods through Sept. 16, 2018

Through Sept. 16, 2018, CalFresh Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries may use CalFresh SNAP EBT benefits to buy hot foods and foods intended to be consumed on retailer premises from authorized SNAP retailers. These purchases are not subject to sales tax. 

The hot meal waiver was extended to CalFresh recipients in Sonoma County as it borders Lake and Mendocino, counties severely by wildfires. The temporary CalFresh waiver also extends to beneficiaries in Lake, Colusa, Mendocino, Napa, Yolo, Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties.

Public Notice

Never provide personal information to callers claiming to be from the SNAP toll-free information hotline. Calls may be an attempt to steal your identify.  If you get calls that concern you, you may wish to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission/Consumer Information.

Contact Information

Economic Assistance
Human Services Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Santa Rosa

2550 Paulin Drive (Main Office)

520 Mendocino Avenue (current clients)

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465026, -122.721484
Petaluma Office
5350 Old Redwood Highway

Suite 100

Petaluma, CA 94954
38.278495, -122.668033

Drop off paperwork at any office or mail to:

Economic Assistance

P.O. Box 1539

Santa Rosa, CA 95402


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Add to your food budget (formerly Food Stamps)