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.

Already Receiving CalFresh?

Click here for upcoming workshops to help you fill out your SAR 7 Reports


Find Out If You Qualify For CalFresh

You may qualify for Calfresh if you can answer yes to all the questions listed below:

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?

Income guidelines October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015

Household Size Gross Monthly Income Net Monthly Income
1 $1,946 $973
2 $2,622 $1,311
3 $3,300 $1,650
4 $3,396 $1,988
5 $4,652 $2,326
6 $5,330 $2,665
7 $6,006 $3,003
8 $6,682 $3,341
Each additional
+$678 +$339

How many benefits may I be eligible for? (*Add $150 for each person after 7)

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

Calfresh Outreach Workers are here to help:Sandra Varela (831) 359-7996
or (831) 722-7110 Ext. 225

Yaceth Virgen (831) 713-7268 or (831) 722-7100 Ext. 216

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

Other Contacts:  Joel Campos, Senior Manager Outreach & Advocacy (831) 722-7110 Ext. 222


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

Calfresh Outreach Buddy Program
To learn about our Calfresh Outreach Buddy program and how to become a member contact Sandra Varela (831) 359-7996.

Find us at the following locations:

Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Farmers Market Santa Cruz
Cedar & Lincoln Streets, Downtown Santa Cruz

Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Shoreline Workforce Development
350 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz

Fridays from 2:30pm to 5pm
Farmers Market Watsonville
Next to the City Plaza on Peck Street between Main & Union Streets

For more events check out our community calendar.







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