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EBT Benefits

CalFresh benefits are issued on an EBT card that works like a debit card. Once you are eligible for benefits, your EBT card will be sent to you in the mail. 

You can use your EBT card online through Amazon and Walmart and at grocery stores, convenience stores, or Sonoma County Farmers Markets

Market Match: Farmers Markets will match your CalFresh purchase amount dollar-for-dollar, for up to $10 or $20.

Items you can buy with your card:

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Beans, fish, poultry, and meat

  • Rice, bread, tortillas, and cereal

  • Milk and cheese

  • Seeds and plants that produce food

Items you cannot buy with your card:

  • Alcohol, tobacco, or cigarettes

  • Non-food items (e.g. pet food, toilet paper, diapers, soap, etc.)

  • Vitamins or medicine

  • Hot foods or foods prepared in the store

EBT Benefit FAQ's

If you are eligible, you will receive at least $150 per month. The amount of CalFresh you get depends on your household’s size, income, and costs. 

You will not have to pay back any benefits you were eligible to receive. If there is a mistake and you receive more than you are eligible for, you will be responsible for paying that amount back.

Everyone who qualifies for CalFresh will get benefits. In California, there are about 4 million people who are eligible, but not receiving CalFresh. For every $5 of CalFresh spent in a community, another $9 of local economic activity is generated. This helps support jobs and businesses in your community.

CalFresh is not considered income and so it does not affect financial aid or taxes.

Call 1-877-328-9677.