CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program funded by the USDA that can help low income individuals or families buy the groceries they need. It was formally known as food stamps and is widely known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
CalFresh can help stretch a tight food budget allowing students afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diet.
Eligibility for individuals or families who are not college students largely depends on income, and a household’s ability to work. See here for income guidelines.
You can also apply for CalFresh online.
It is recommended to schedule a meeting with your Bakersfield College CalFresh Assistant in person or via zoom for assistance in applying.
Eligible recipients receive spendable benefits electronically on a physical EBT card, like a debit card. Recipients are able to spend their CalFresh dollars at most grocery stores, famers markets, and some convenient stores.
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Contact your CalFresh assistant today!
CalFresh Assistant, Student Life
Office: (661) 395-4739
Call, email, or stop by the Office of Student Life located in the Campus Center (CC) building. You can also set up a meeting time for assistance or to get more information: fill out an online form.