CalFresh Emergency Allotments in CalFresh benefits through October 31, 2020!

Great news! The CalFresh emergency allotment has been extended through October. This means that anyone who currently receives CalFresh or applies during the month of October and is approved, they will receive the maximum benefit allowable based on their household size.

For a family of four, the max allotment is $680 per month, which is roughly equivalent to twelve 30-pound food boxes. A single individual will receive $204!

To find out how you can apply for CalFresh, Contact our Community Food Hotline at 831-662-0991, or visit

We want to get as many people enrolled in CalFresh during October as possible, help us spread the word!

Also, if you are being/have been affected by the California wildfires or rolling blackouts, you may be eligible to receive CalFresh replacement benefits for the loss of any food purchased with CalFresh. Contact us to find out more.

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

Contact us and see if you qualify.

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 IncomeMaximum Benefits
Each Additional Member+$748$153

Contact us to see if qualify!