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CalFresh Outreach Program

Important Notice

The 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, interviews may not be scheduled until as late as January 2024. Interviews are required for all new applicants to receive benefits.

Please keep in mind that once 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 do not receive your EBT card until December, your balance will include funds for September, October, November, AND December. Therefore, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible, even if you need to patiently wait for your interview.

Our CalFresh Outreach Team understands how frustrating wait times can be and is working hard to connect students to additional food resources while they wait for their benefits. If you are currently experiencing an urgent need for food, please visit our Lobo’s Pantry or view a list of Sonoma County Food Resources. You are also welcome to reach out to our team and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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

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. 

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. 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.