Applying for CalFresh (nationally known as SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Low-income individuals and families can get help to buy the food they need for good health through CalFresh, known nationally as SNAP. You may qualify for CalFresh even if you have a full or part-time job. CalFresh stretches a tight food budget to keep your family well-fed and healthy.

CalFresh logo

You apply for these benefits by completing a CalFresh Application online. CalFresh benefits are provided on an Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT) which can be used like an ATM/Debit card. It is accepted at most grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

How to Apply

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has bilingual staff ready to assist you with the CalFresh eligibility evaluation and application process. The CalFresh outreach team also provides free CalFresh information and applications to help raise awareness about CalFresh/SNAP. For questions, or to learn if you are eligible to receive CalFresh benefits, please contact the Food Bank by filling out this short form, emailing, or calling 925-603-3316.

CalFresh Inquiry Form

Download the CalFresh/SNAP/Food Stamp Application or CalFresh/SNAP/Solicitud de Estampillas de Comida. To apply online visit

You can also print and complete the application and mail to your local County Social Services Department (see list below). Contact for help and prescreening information.

Download our informational CalFresh/SNAP/Food Stamp Brochure or CalFresh/SNAP/Estampillas de Comida Folleto.

County Social Services

Find a Social Services office in your area:

Conta Costa County

Office Hours:
8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri.
Closed from 12-12:30 pm for lunch


4545 Delta Fair Boulevard
Antioch, CA 94509


151 Sand Creek Road
Brentwood, CA 94513


151 Linus Pauling Drive
Hercules, CA 94547

Pleasant Hill

400 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


1305 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Solano County

Office Hours:
8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri.


275 Beck Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533


365 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo, CA 94590


William J. Carroll Government Center
1119 E. Monte Vista Avenue
Vacaville, CA 95688

CalFresh/SNAP/Food Stamp Outreach Training

CalFresh/SNAP/Food Stamp Outreach Training for Food Bank member agencies and outreach partners are offered throughout the year. These training sessions are not open to the general public, but are specifically for people who represent other agencies interested in learning how to assist clients with eligibility for the CalFresh/SNAP/Food Stamp Program. For information on training, contact Cassie Wagner at 925-677-7037.

Farmers’ Markets

Download a brochure with Farmers’ Markets near you (download Contra Costa County) (download Solano County). Many offer Market Match to double your benefits on fresh produce. Click to find a local farmers’ market that accepts EBT and offers a Market Match with this interactive map. For more information on EBT at the farmers’ market, contact Heidi  at or 1-855-309-3663 (FOOD).

If you have questions or need more information about the CalFresh Program, please contact the Food Bank by filling out this short form, emailing, or calling 925-677-7037.