If your student is eligible for free/reduced price meals through the
national school lunch program, your family is probably eligible for fresh food
benefits using CalFresh.
Why apply for your CalFresh benefit?
• Stretch your food dollar and use other disposable income on other
• Improved health through access to fresh, seasonal, nutritious foods
• Decreased medical needs
• Reduced hunger for yourself and your family
• Support local farmers
• Grow your own food in a home or community garden
Did you know…if you make $4,418 a month or less for a family of four, you
could qualify for up to $835 a month in CalFresh EBT dollars through Nevada County
Social Services? You can buy healthy, nutritious, fresh, local, and organic foods with
CalFresh at grocery stores, farmers markets, and select U-pick farms. You can also buy
vegetable seeds and starts for your garden.
Apply for CalFresh today!
Contact any of the organizations listed below for more information or to assist you
with your application. You may also sign up directly at www.BenefitsCal.com.
Can’t afford healthy & nutritious food?
• 211 Connecting Point: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-833-342-5211 and ask for
Cal-Fresh Application Assistance.
• Bright Futures for Youth: (by appointment) Call 530-265-4311 or email ChristianB@bffyouth.org
• Gold Country Senior Services: Call 530-615-4541 for application assistance for Senior Citizens.
• Interfaith Food Ministry: Drive-thru distribution every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from
10 am–12 pm: 440 Henderson St., Grass Valley, CA 95945. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 530-273-8132 and leave a message.
• Nevada County Department of Social Services: 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. 530-265-1340.
• Sierra Harvest: (by appointment) Call 530-265-2343 or email email@example.com to schedule.
If you have any questions about the CalFresh program, contact your eligibility team at the
Nevada County Department of Social Services, or call their main number at 530-265-1340.