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CalFresh Outreach 

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  •  CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need.
  •  CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets.
  • CalFresh is the name of the USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the state of California. Recipients receive and “spend” CalFresh benefits electronically, via personal Golden State Advantage electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards that look just like any other credit or debit cards.

What the CalFresh Outreach program can help you with:

  • Services during drop-in assistance
  • Application Help
  • Eligibility Prescreen
  • Appeals Assistance
  • Required Verifications
  • Interview Preparation
  • Questions Answered
  • Helpful Materials
  • Recertification Help

Where do I go for assistance?

Make sure to book an appointment for Calfresh assistance.

Apply in the comfort of our own pace

If you’d like to apply for CalFresh benefits at your own pace and would like for our team to track your application and provide guidance and advocacy, you are welcome to complete the short 10 minute application through our Mt. SAC URL referral below!
Apply for CalFresh benefits now!

Office HoursIf you have any additional questions you can email us at:

Community Partnerships: Center for Healthy Communities

Our CalFresh Outreach efforts at Mt. SAC would not be possible without the incredible support of our partner, Chico State's Center for Healthy Communities (CHC). CHC is a leader in research-based nutrition, physical activity, and policy changes to support community health. CHC provides our CalFresh Outreach Program with the resources needed to better serve our Mountie student population. 

Contact Us

Mailing Address   Mailing Address
         Dean of Student Services
         Mt. San Antonio College
         1100 N. Grand Ave
         Walnut, CA  91789

Campus Location   Campus Location
         Building 9C - Student Life Office

Office Hours   Office Hours
         Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
         Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
         (Office closed Fridays in the summer)

Email  Email

Phone  Phone

Library Home  Fax

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Application Process 

  • Step 1: Prescreening with CalFresh Outreach Team during drop-in hours or appointment
  • Step 2: If eligible, complete and submit an application with CalFresh Outreach
  • Step3: Your 30-day time frame begins when you submit your application online.
  • Step 4:  Within two weeks, you will complete your phone interview.
    • The county social service department will call or mail you a date for your interview
    • Answer ALL unknown or private numbers because it might be for CalFresh
    • Let the CalFresh Outreach Team know if you have NOT been contacted 2 weeks from your date of submission
  • Step 5:  After your interview, you will be required to submit verification documents to your county office to complete your application. You must submit your documents on time or result in submitting a new application. Examples of verification documentation include:
    • Form of ID
    • Proof of address
    • Utility bills
    • Pay stubs
    • Financial aid award letter and schedule
    • Special Program (EOPS, REACH) verification letter
  • Step 6:  If approved, you can now begin using your CalFresh benefits!