CalFresh Nutrition Program

CalFresh is a supplemental nutrition program that helps people get the fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains they need to stay healthy.calfresh-logo

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County has a bilingual team of CalFresh Outreach workers ready to assist you with the application process. With strong advocacy experience, we will work hard on your case.

See the guidelines below to see if you qualify for CalFresh. For more information or to begin the application process, simply fill out our CalFresh Contact Form and someone from our CalFresh Outreach team will be in touch with you.

CalFresh Contact Form

CalFresh Qualification Guidelines

You may qualify for Calfresh if you can answer yes to all of these questions:

1. Are you a resident of Santa Cruz County?


2. Are you or your children a U.S. citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident?
3. Is your household’s gross monthly income within the limits listed below?

(Note: If you or a family member are 60 years or older or permanently disabled, your gross income limit will be higher.)

Household Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $1,980
2 $2,670
3 $3,360
4 $4,050
5 $4,740
6 $5,430
7 $6,122
8 $6,816
9 $7,510
10 $8,204

How many benefits may I be eligible for?

Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8*
Max Amount $194 $357 $511 $649 $771 $925 $1022 $1,169

*Add $146 for each person after 8

You can contact the Community Food Hotline for an available CalFresh Outreach worker at 831-662-0991.

Other Contacts: Joel Campos, Director of Community Outreach, (831) 722-7110 Ext. 222

Already Receiving CalFresh?

See our upcoming workshops to help you fill out your SAR 7 Report!

You can see us in person at the following locations:

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Farmers Market Santa Cruz
Cedar & Lincoln Streets, Downtown Santa Cruz

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month from 9am to 12pm
Shoreline Workforce Development
350 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz

Fridays from 3pm to 6pm (except the 1st Friday of each month and rainy days)
Farmers Market Watsonville
Next to the City Plaza on Peck Street between Main & Union Streets

For more events check out our community calendar.

Community Presentations & Agency Events
To schedule a community presentation or invite us to your agency event contact Joel Campos at 722-7110 ext 222.


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