Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)
The Cal Fresh Program, also known as Food Stamps, can add to your food budget to provide healthy and nutritious food for your family. Catholic Charities can help eligible clients apply for Cal Fresh benefits through a simple 15 minute application submission at 336 W. Main Street, Merced, CA 95340. No appointment needed! Or if you prefer to limit your physical contact with others, we are now set up to help you with this process online! Just click here to fill out and submit an application. If you have questions, please call us (209) 383-2494.
The COVID-19 pandemic that has affected so many people. It’s a period of financial insecurity for many of us. Many have lost their jobs, been temporarily laid off or are just struggling to get the necessary supplies. This can be an extremely valuable resource to help put food on the table at home.
How do I qualify for Cal Fresh?
Non-citizens can apply for benefits if they are lawfully admitted for permanent residence, parolees, deportation withhold status, conditional entrants, Cuban or Haitian entrants, battered non-citizens, refugees, trafficking victims, Iraqi or Afghan special immigrants, Hmong or Highland Laotian tribal members, or certain American Indians born abroad.
Your monthly gross income must be less than what is shown in the table below:
Visit us today for help getting you started with Cal Fresh benefits. We begin serving clients at 8:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Monday – Friday (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. daily).