The CalFresh program provides monthly benefits to help low-income individuals or families purchase healthy and nutritious food.
Set up your online account for Medi-Cal or CalFresh (food stamps) at www.mybenefitscalwin.org
*By providing Yolo County with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages through the mRelief service for CalFresh benefits
ATTENTION CALFRESH RECIPIENTS!!!
Due to the Federal Government shutdown, February CalFresh benefits for most
participants will be issued early, between January 15-20.
If individuals receive their February CalFresh benefits early, they should plan their food budget
knowing that these benefits will be the only benefits provided through the end of
If individuals receive CalFresh and have a report due in January that has not been turned in, please complete that process
so approved benefits can be issued February 1-10.
New applications continue to be accepted and processed, and expedited services are
available, as usual. The EBT system also continues to be operational.
Unless the federal shutdown is resolved, benefits for March MAY NOT be
available. We are waiting for federal guidance and will keep you informed.
CalFresh benefits are provided to eligible, low-income “households.” A household can be one person, a group of people, a family, or any combination of people that buy and prepare food together. Children living with their parents are considered part of the same household until age 22.
Many legal non-citizens are eligible for CalFresh benefits. Even if you can’t get CalFresh benefits for yourself, other members of your household may be eligible.
Benefits are based on household size and household income, with deductions allowed for certain expenses such as housing.
**If you meet the criteria for "Expedited Service" (it is determined that you need food assistance immediately), you may be able to get CalFresh assistance within 3 days of submitting your application.
Food Insecurity Resources
Yolo Food Bank - 1244 Fortna Ave - Woodland CA 95776 - (530) 668-0690
for food distribution calendars and sites, please click here.
Mercy Coalition - 3605 Gregory Ave - West Sacramento CA 95605 - (916) 371-6706
(free lunches everyday Mon - Fri at 11am to noon - 500 Jefferson Blvd. West Sacramento)
Subscribe to FreshText
FreshText connects people to food in their area via a free phone texting program. See flyer here.
If you would like to subscribe to receive text messages about food distribution sites in your area
simply text 888777 to the keyword(s) below:
For Davis: Text TOMATO to 888777
For UCD Students: Text AGGIES to 888777
For Esparto and Guinda: Text WALNUT to 888777
For Winters: Text ALMOND to 888777
For West Sacramento: Text GRAPE to 888777
For Woodland: Text OLIVE to 888777
For Dunnigan, Yolo, and Knights Landing: Text RICE to 888777
25 N. Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA 95695
500-A Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100
West Sacramento, CA 95605
111 East Grant Avenue
Winters, CA, 95694
600 A Street
Davis, CA 95616
Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm