Many low-income individuals and families with children, disabled or unemployed persons, children in foster homes and former foster youth can apply for benefits:
Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) has emergency food boxes (including free bread and produce) for anyone in need. Visit one of the many distribution sites on the website: REFB Food Distribution sites list. REFB is at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, (707) 523-7900.
If you purchased food with CalFresh that spoiled because your power was out, apply for replacement benefits within 10 days of the loss. Funds will be added upon approval and can take up to twoworking days.
How to apply:
The 520 Mendocino office has permanently closed.
For in-person Medi-Cal, CalFresh and General Assistance services from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., visit the main office at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa.
Or for in-person Medi-Cal and CalFresh services from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., visit the Human Services Department’s South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway North, Suite 100, Petaluma.
Find more details about the 520 closure and where to find services here.
Most Sonoma County Offices closed
Also closed February 17, 2020 for Presidents Day
Veterans Service Office Closed in Santa Rosa and Petaluma
2550 Paulin Drive
Drop off paperwork at any office or mail to:
P.O. Box 1539
Sign up for low- and no-cost medical care
State of California Medi-Cal information
Add to your food budget (formerly Food Stamps)
State CalFresh Website