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Welcome to the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program

The University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program is funded through a joint agreement among the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS), the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) CalFresh and Nutrition Branch, and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). UC CalFresh consists of Adult, Family-Centered, and Youth programs operating throughout California.These institutions are equal opportunity providers.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. For more information please visit the following web page at FNS/USDA. These institutions are equal opportunity providers.

CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh Information, call 1-877-847-3663 or go to the CalFresh Website. You may also apply on the e benefits website. This website is maintained by the State of California Department of Social Services. Frequently Asked Questions regarding Benefits.

CalFresh Benefits

If you are looking to apply for CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), click here to be taken to the CalFresh Program page.


This website, set up by the State of California, greatly simplifies the application process for most Social Services.

PEARS Resources

PEARS User Information for UC CalFresh

For assistance email:

Barbara MkNelly:

Angie Keihner:

Jennifer Quigley: