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

CalFresh, also known as SNAP or Food Stamps, is not only the cornerstone of our nation’s food assistance system, it’s the model of what a successful public program looks like.

CalFresh is our strongest, safest, and most dignified solution to hunger.

Join us as we celebrate and spread awareness of this incredible program that is our best tool for fighting hunger in our country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. Check the CalFresh guidelines below to see if you may qualify.

Contact us and see if you qualify.
CalFresh outreach team

Calfresh Market Match.

Use your Calfresh card at your neighborhood Farmers Market. Spend $10 and receive $10.

Farmers Market Schedule

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 SizeMonthly Gross IncomeAmount of Benefits
1$2082$16 - $194
2$2820$16 - $355
3$3556$16 - $509
4$4292$16 - $646
5$5030$16 - $768
6$5766$16 - $921
7$6502$16 - $1018
8$7240$16 - $1164

Contact us to see if qualify!