CalFresh, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP nationwide, distributes monthly food benefits via the Golden State Advantage Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to eligible low-income individuals and families in California.
Benefit cards are refilled monthly and funds can be used to purchase fresh food items at retail stores and farmers markets that accept EBT cards as payment. EBT cards can be used just like credit or debit cards. Simply swipe the EBT card in the card reader and enter your PIN. If you’re purchasing non-eligible items, you’ll be required to use an alternate form of payment for those items.
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