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Food Stamp Outreach


For low-income individuals and families, every dollar counts. CalFresh, California’s food stamp program, is an important resource that helps put food on the table. But only about half of the people in San Francisco and Marin who are eligible for CalFresh are enrolled in the program. 

A New Approach to Outreach

Our Food Stamp Outreach Program is designed to lower the barriers between CalFresh benefits and our neighbors who need them. We’re uniquely able to reach out to eligible participants because we’re serving over 225,000 low-income residents, many of whom don’t access other programs. We follow our food right into the community to start the conversation. Throughout the month, we pre-screen our clients and provide onsite application and referrals. 

CalFresh in a Day

In partnership with the Human Services Agency (HSA) of San Francisco, we’re now helping clients get signed up for CalFresh within one day. Each month, we hold at least one done-in-a-day session where all of the paperwork can be submitted and processed so that benefits are available for use the very next day.