For Immediate Release
Monthly CalFresh Benefits to Arrive on March 1, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA – February 13, 2019 – The State of
California will issue March CalFresh food and nutrition benefits to all
eligible residents on a single day, Friday, March 1.
The usual dates
that benefits are issued on EBT cards are March 1-9. EBT cards are like credit
cards, where benefits are added monthly to help cover the cost of food for
eligible low-income residents during the coming month.
“We want to
assure grocery stores and farmers markets that accept CalFresh EBT cards their
payments will process as usual through March,” says Karen Fies, Director of the
Sonoma County Human Services Department, which manages the state’s CalFresh
program through its Economic Assistance Division.
reopened the government services on January 25, three week after a partial federal shutdown. The federally
funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was then able to send
benefit funds to the states to pay for CalFresh benefits in March.