The State of California provides state-funded CalFresh food benefits through the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for qualified non-citizens who do not qualify for federal benefits. CFAP benefits are issued through the same case as federal CalFresh benefits.
Great News! Soon all California immigrants age 55 years or older will be able to get CFAP food benefits regardless of immigration status as long as they meet all of the other CalFresh eligibly criteria. With this change, all Californians age 55 years or older, regardless of their immigration status, will be able to receive a monthly food benefit to help meet their basic needs.
Important! This benefit is not available yet and an implementation date has not been established yet. The CDSS webpage will be updated once an implementation date for the CFAP expansion has been confirmed. Visit the CDSS webpage for more information on CFAP expansion at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/calfresh/california-food-assistance-program.
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) would like you to take a survey to ask you some questions about the ways you are managing to meet your food needs. The survey asks questions about the food situation in your home. The CDSS is conducting this survey to collect information and stories from individuals who may be impacted by the expansion of the CFAP food benefits. The best person to answer would be an adult who shops for food or participates in meal preparation.
The survey is available in both English and Spanish and will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.
Please click HERE to begin the survey.
If the link does not work, please copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7016915/CFAP-Expansion-Participant-Stories-Survey
Please feel free to forward this survey to anyone who might be interested in participating. For more information contact CFAP@dss.ca.gov.
Thank you for your participation!