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Apply For CalFresh

Apply to CalFresh online, by phone, Fax, postal mail or in-person. If you cannot answer all the questions, you can submit an incomplete application with your name, address and signature, then work with our staff to complete the information.

You'll need to be ready to answer questions about:

  • The number of people in your home
  • The money you get from a job or other places
  • Your housing costs, including rent, mortgage and utilities
  • Some of the things you own
  • A few other bills

You will also need to show some documents. For a list, visit What You Need to Apply.

Apply Online

  • CalFresh only: getcalfresh.org in English and Spanish. You can fill out the application online, then we’ll call you for an interview.
  • CalFresh and Medi-Cal: mybenefitscalwin.org in English and Spanish. Many people are eligible for both benefit programs. By applying at this website, you can find out. We’ll call you later for an in-person interview.

By Phone

In Person

Apply by Fax or Postal Mail

Fax: (707) 565-3578

Mail: P.O. Box 1539, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

If You Need Food Right Away

You may be able to get CalFresh benefits within three days depending on your income.

To meet your food needs now, contact the groups listed on the Other Local Food Programs page.

Contact Information

Economic Assistance
Human Services Department

In-person Lobby Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
(Due to volume of calls, wait times may be extended)


Santa Rosa

2550 Paulin Drive

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