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:

SSI and SSP Recipients Eligible June 1 for CalFresh Benefits

On June 1, seniors and persons with disabilities on <a>Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Supplemental Payment (SSP) are newly eligible for CalFresh government food benefits that can help increase their monthly food budgets. SSI or SSP benefit amounts will remain unchanged for these new CalFresh clients.

Sonoma County SSI and SSP recipients will receive a letter from Economic Assistance by May 15. The letter will explain the new benefit.

Read more in English here.

CalFresh Month Starts May 1!

CalFresh Food LogoCelebrate with FREE Events, Discounts & Giveaways

  • Daily Market Match maximum raised to $20 at participating farmers markets
  • CalFresh information & enrollment
  • Lots of free giveaways, including healthy produce, cookbooks, recipe cards and cloth market bags
  • May 1: Food & other giveaways, blood pressure screenings, HSD South County Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • May 1: Weekly produce & giveaways, 520 Mendocino Ave. & SonomaWORKS
  • May 7: Food & other giveaways, Rethink Your Drink education, 2550 Paulin Dr., 9 a.m.-Noon
  • May 8: Weekly produce & giveaways, 520 Mendocino Ave., SonomaWORKS & South County Center
  • May 11: CalFresh tours of Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • May 12: CalFresh tours of Sebastopol Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • May 14: CalFresh tours of Petaluma East Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • May 15: Weekly produce & giveaways, 520 Mendocino Ave., SonomaWORKS & South County Center
  • May 17: Food & other giveaways, Rethink Your Drink education, 2550 Paulin Dr., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • May 18: CalFresh tours of Healdsburg Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-noon
  • May 20: Food & other giveaways, Rethink Your Drink education, 2550 Paulin Dr., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • May 22: Weekly produce & giveaways, 520 Mendocino Ave., SonomaWORKS & South County Center
  • May 25: CalFresh tours of Santa Rosa Veterans Building Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • May 29: Food & other giveaways, Rethink Your Drink education, 2550 Paulin Dr., 1-3 p.m.
  • May 29: Weekly produce & giveaways, 520 Mendocino Ave., SonomaWORKS & South County Center

CalFresh Month Event Locations

  • HSD South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 100, Petaluma
  • SonomaWORKS, 2227 Capricorn Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa
  • Economic Assistance, 520 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
  • Economic Assistance, 2550 Paulin Dr., Santa Rosa
  • Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, Courthouse Square, 4th St. & Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
  • Sebastopol Farmers Market, Sebastopol Plaza, Weeks Way & Petaluma St., Sebastopol
  • Petaluma Eastside Farmers Market, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
  • Healdsburg Farmers Market, West Plaza Parking Lot, North & Vine streets, Healdsburg
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Building Farmers Market, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa

CalFresh Month Event Sponsors: Sonoma County Human Services Department Economic Assistance Division, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Farmers Market L.I.F.E./Petaluma Bounty, Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, the Center for Well-Being, Sonoma County Health Services and the Redwood Community Health Coalition

Contact Information

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

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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