CalFresh/ SNAP Program
CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) is a Federally Funded program that supplements a low-income family’s food budget in order to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition. Benefits are received electronically on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. For more information on EBT go to: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/PUB388.pdf
To check the balance on your EBT account go to www.ebt.ca.gov
If your EBT Card is lost or stolen please call: 1-877-328-9677.
If you believe to have been a victim or are a victim of a scam to gain your personal information and/or your SNAP benefits please see below under SNAP SCAM ALERT.
California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is a state-funded program for legal permanent non-citizens legally present in the U.S. and determined ineligible for federal SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits solely due to their immigration status.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to complete application forms. Applications are accepted in person, by phone, by mail, and electronically via online application in those instances when the applicant is unable to get to a nearby office.
C4Yourself ® is the online application system and the one used by Kings County: https://www.c4yourself.com
Hanford - Main Office
Kings County Government Center
Customer Service Call Center:
951 Chittenden Avenue
520 Fresno Avenue
Information You May Be Asked to Provide
- Proof of identity
- Proof of income amounts
- Proof of property values
- Citizenship status
- Social Security number
- Shelter costs
- Information about work or school status
- If elderly or disabled, proof of medical expenses
You Have the Right To:
- Receive an application when you ask for it.
- Turn in your application the same day you receive it.
- Receive your CalFresh (or be notified that you are not eligible for the program) within 30 days after you turn in your application.
- Receive CalFresh within a few days if you are eligible and have little or no money.
SNAP SCAM ALERT
There have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll free information hotline number: 1-800-221-5689. The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance for filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity that has “spoofed” the SNAP toll free information hotline number is not affiliated with FNS or SNAP. If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC. If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ for more information on identity theft.