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Californians Can Get Access to Healthy Foods with CalFresh

Date: 05/12/22

At Health Net, we want to ensure Californians are aware of programs that provide access to healthy food. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity across all income levels. The past two years have exposed many of the existing gaps in our food system which prevent access to affordable, healthy, and nutritious food.

The CalFresh program helps put food on the table for millions of Californians by making it easier to access healthy foods. There are many great outcomes when healthy eating habits are supported, and people have the resources they need to access healthy foods. This includes a better quality of life, a healthier lifestyle, and reaching long-term health goals. This also lessens the risk of extra health problems.

No one should go hungry in California, but many people are not aware that they may be eligible to receive benefits.

To qualify for CalFresh, you must reside in California and meet one of the listed items below:

  • You have a current bank balance (savings and checking) under $2,001, or
  • You have a current bank balance (savings and checking) under $3,001 and share your household with one of the following:
    • a person or persons age 60 and over or
    • a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).

You can call (877) 847-3663 (FOOD) or learn more about CalFresh here.

Last Updated: 05/12/2022