CalFresh Outreach Program

About CalFresh

CalFresh is a nutrition program that provides eligible households and individuals with a monthly allowance for groceries. Eligible students may be able to receive food expenses of $150 or more. 


Sonoma County is currently experiencing a high volume of CalFresh applications and doing their best to accommodate students' requests for CalFresh benefits. Due to the high demand for support, interview appointments may not scheduled until as late as December. 

We strongly suggest visiting the county office in person to expedite the completion of your interview. While the office is open from 8 AM - 4 PM, we advise visiting the office as soon as it opens at 8 AM in order to speak with a county worker. Please visit the following address: 

Health and Human Services (Sonoma County) - Santa Rosa Office

2550 Paulin Drive

Santa Rosa, CA 94503

We understand how frustrating wait times can be and are working hard to find resources for students in need while they wait for their benefits. Please contact us if you're experiencing an urgent need for food resources and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

***Keep in mind that once you have been approved for CalFresh benefits, you will receive funds on your EBT card sent in the mail. Your card balance will include funds for the months in which you were waiting for benefits (back dates to the date your application was submitted). For example, if you applied in August but don't receive your EBT card until December, your balance will include funds for September, October, November, AND December.***

If you have any questions or need support, please schedule an appointment with our team HERE or email us at

Am I eligible for benefits?

Fill out the Eligibility Prescreen Form to see if you could receive benefits. After you fill out the form, you are welcome to schedule a CalFresh Appointment to receive extra support. Learn more about student eligibility.

Where do I go for help?

Meet with our CalFresh team by scheduling a CalFresh Appointment or stopping by our drop in hours at Lobo's Pantry located in Zinfandel Village. (Drop in support at Lobo's Pantry will be available beginning August 21, 2023 visit our Lobo's Pantry Page for information regarding open hours.) If none of the available appointment or drop in times work for your schedule, please let us know by emailing us at

How do I report a change in my CalFresh case?

You can report a change to your case using any of the following methods: 

Call the Economic Assistance Service Center at (877) 699-6868

Send a written update through the MyBenefitsCalWIN

Send a written update to your county office drop boxes or by mail or fax 

NOTE: You cannot report changes until they have actually occurred (e.g. new baby is born and is home, you've moved into your new home in a new county, etc).

This website was funded by USDA, SNAP, known in California as CalFresh, an equal opportunity provider and employer, and the California Department of Social Services.