Immigration If you get CalFresh it will not count against you when you apply to become a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
I am an immigrant. Can my children and I apply for CalFresh? Yes! All children born in the U.S. can get CalFresh if they qualify, no matter where their parents were born. Parents may qualify if they have a valid social security number and meet certain guidelines. Parents who do not qualify themselves should apply for their children born in the U.S.
*If you need help enrolling in CalFresh, or any other healthcare program, bi-lingual staff members are available at all clinic locations.
40 Year History of the Program
Formerly known as the Food Stamp program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) continues to evolve. This video give an overview the program history.
SNAP is the federal program and in California is it called CalFresh.