CalFresh stretches your food budget
provides monthly benefits to help you buy groceries you need to be healthy. Benefits are added to a debit-style plastic card, called an Electronic Benefit Transfer or EBT card, that eligible individuals and families use to pay for food at grocery stores, convenience stores and many local farmers markets.
For retail locations where EBT is accepted go to the EBT Locator.
CalFresh recipients can also use their EBT cards to purchase groceries online for delivery through Amazon, Wal-Mart and selected retailers through Instacart. Delivery fees cannot be paid with CalFresh benefits and an alternate payment type must be used. Additionally, there are limited pick-up locations through Safeway's Drive-up and Go. For more information, click here. You can order food online that you would normally buy with your EBT card in the store. CalFresh benefits do not cover the cost of delivery, though Instacart and WalMart have memberships that can be purchased and will waive delivery fees. EBT Card holders are eligible for a reduced cost Amazon Prime Membership, which eliminates the delivery fee on most items and grants access to other Prime benefits.
Known as CalFresh in California, this food and nutrition program is part of a federal government program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
For more information, please visit EBT Online at www.cdss.ca.gov/ebt-online.