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CalFresh
The CalFresh Program is a federal nutrition program that helps eligible, low income people purchase the food they need for good health.

CalFresh benefits are not cash. Households that are eligible will receive a plastic electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card that is used at the store, like a debit card, when purchasing food items.

Eligibility
To be eligible for CalFresh:
  • You must be a resident of Alpine County.
  • Everyone who receives Food Stamps must have a Social Security Number (SSN).
  • If someone in your household does not have a Social Security Number, we can assist you in obtaining one.
  • There are income limits that vary depending on the number of persons in your household and their ages.
  • Vehicles, Bank Accounts, Property are not counted.
  • Due to a recent change in California law, beginning June 1, 2019, individuals receiving or authorized to receive SSI/SSP are eligible for CalFresh, provided all other eligibility criteria are met.

You may screen for CalFresh eligibility by going to the CalFresh website or you may contact Alpine County Social Services @ 530-694-2235.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A CALFRESH APPLICATION

Local Emergency food providers can be found at the following locations:

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75A Diamond Valley Road
Markleeville, CA 96120
(530) 694-2235

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100 Foothill Road, D-4
Markleeville, CA 96120
Office Line: (530) 694-1853


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(530) 621-9950 
www.foodbankedc.org





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Social Services
75-A Diamond Valley Road
Markleeville, CA 96120
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Ph:
530-694-2235
Fx: 530-694-2252

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.