CalFresh provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help buy nutritious foods for a better diet. If approved, a monthly dollar amount is placed on a debit-like card to help you add to your monthly food budget.

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Replace CalFresh lost or damaged food.

If food that you bought with CalFresh was damaged or lost in an emergency, you may be able to get extra benefits to replace it.

Request the replacement up to 10 days after one of these things happened:

  • Damaged in a fire, flood or other natural disaster, or
  • Power outage or fridge or freezer stopped working, or
  • Went bad after utilities got shut off, or
  • Food bought with CalFresh was lost in another way.

To file a claim, contact your County Worker directly or call our Service Center at 1 800-223-8383. Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

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