CalFresh stretches your food budget
CalFresh gives you monthly benefits on an ATM-style plastic card, called an Electronic Benefit Transfer or EBT card, that you can use to purchase food.
The CalFresh card can be used instead of money for food at grocery stores and many local farmers markets. The benefits help you afford to buy the groceries you need to be healthy.
Known as CalFresh in California, this food and nutrition program is part of a federal government program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
As of April 2020, CalFresh recipients can now use their EBT cards to purchase groceries online at Amazon.com.*
You can order food online that you would normally buy with your EBT card in the store. Availability of fresh items may be limited, however you may order non-perishable food. When you order, select Amazon home delivery (delivery may take longer than usual). CalFresh Food benefits cannot be used to cover the cost of delivery, though Amazon offers free delivery on orders over $35. EBT Card holders are eligible for a reduced cost Prime Membership, which eliminates the delivery fee on most items and grants access to other Prime benefits.
For more information, please visit EBT Online at www.cdss.ca.gov/ebt-online.
*Walmart online purchasing and delivery are unavailable in Sonoma County.