Basic Needs


Section 1

Benefits are dispersed monthly onto a client’s EBT Card. The amount of benefits a client receives is determined by their designated case worker from Social services. The Golden State Advantage Card (EBT Card) can be used at most grocery stores and farmers markets around the country. The use of benefits when purchasing food items is completely up to the client. A food item must have a nutritional label in order to be purchased with CalFresh. Benefits can not be used to purchase hot meals, cleaning products, alcohol, and/or drugs.

Local Stores that Accept CalFresh

  • Albertson's
  • Traders Joe's
  • WalMart
  • Target
  • Whole Foods
  • Orange County Farmer's Markets
  • Sprouts
  • Vons
  • 7Eleven
  • Food4Less
  • Northgate Market

For CalFresh recipients who are registered as elderly, homeless, or disabled, the Restaurant Meals Program allows you to use your benefits at participating restaurants in Anaheim and Santa Ana. For more information and lists of participating restaurants near you, visit their website.