What is Disaster CalFresh?

This information is current as of October 13, 2021.

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Disaster CalFresh is a program that provides immediate food assistance for victims of natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, or fires. You could get up to a month’s benefits, or $250 per person in your household. If your community is approved for federal disaster relief, check here for locations on where to apply. You can get Disaster CalFresh even if you don't have immigration documentation, because it isn't considered a public benefit.

If you already get CalFresh, you are not eligible for Disaster CalFresh. Check with your county for supplemental disaster benefits. Request replacement benefits here.

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More details

You can apply for Disaster CalFresh by phone or online:

1. Call 1-877-847-3663 and follow the prompts to speak with your county welfare office

2. Apply online:

- Click here if you live or work in Lassen, Nevada, Plumas, Tehama, or Trinity counties

- Click here if you live or work in Placer County

If you already get CalFresh, you are not eligible for Disaster CalFresh. Check with your county for supplemental disaster benefits. Request replacement benefits here.

If you have had to move to another county in California due to the fires, you can apply for Disaster CalFresh at the local County Welfare Department Office where you are.

To be eligible for Disaster CalFresh, you must:

  • have been financially affected by the fire (such as damage to property, incurred expenses due to disaster, or loss of income/assets).
  • have lived or worked in one of the affected counties during the time of the disaster.
View the full D-CalFresh general eligibility requirements