707-256-7347: Basic Needs Center
707-253-4511: Direct number for Cal Fresh Assistance through the County
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Step 1: Make an appointment for assistance with one of our Cal Fresh Application Assistants to go through the prescreen process.
Step 2: If
you think you may be eligible, complete and submit an application with your Cal Fresh
Outreach Team. Although the application is available online, we encourage you
to apply online with the help of your Cal Fresh Outreach Team because they are very
familiar with the questions and will likely get you through the application
Step 3: Once
the application is received by the county, your 30-day application period
Step 4: During
this 30 day period, you will need to do the following:
your interview with the county office by phone or in person (The county office
will either call or mail you a date and time for your interview)
your Cal Fresh
Outreach Team know if you have not heard from the county within the first 7
Step 5: You
will then be required to provide verification documents to your county office.
This must also be completed during the 30 day period. Your application will not
be approved if you do not submit verification documents that meet their
Examples of verification documentation
aid award letter and schedule (if a student)
Step 6: In
order to keep your Cal Fresh
benefits, you will be required to do the following:
a Semiannual Report (called a SAR 7 Eligibility Report) 6 months after your
initial application is approved. They County will let you know when this is
a Recertification Application and be interviewed before the end of your
The County will let you know when your Recertification
Application is due and will send you a letter confirming the time and date of
your interview. Most interviews will be conducted over the phone.