What is CalFresh?
Calfresh is a monthly benefit that helps you buy food. Use CalFresh at over 60 grocery stores, food retailers, restaurants and farmers markets in and around West Hollywood.
How to Apply for CalFresh
West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center / JFS: 323-851-8202
Plummer Park: Tuesdays 10am - 12pm & Thursdays 1pm - 4pm (appointments preferred 323-851-8202)
West Hollywood Library - JVS office: Mondays 2-4pm & Wednesdays 2-4pm (walk-ins welcome)
SOVA / JFS: 818-988-7682
APLA Health: 213-201-1615
Disability Community Resource Center: 310-390-3611 x 227
LA LGBT Center Senior Services (ages 50+): 323-860-5830
LA LGBT Center Youth Services weekday drop in: 1118 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles CA 90038
Call LA County Department of Public Social Services
For Russian press #8
Green card/proof of citizenship
Medical expenses: Get more benefits when you show your medical expenses. Collect your monthly medical receipts to include with your application. Including things you pay for like: hearing aids, dentures and other dental expenses, doctor bills, prescription drugs and other over the counter medication approved by a doctor, transportation costs to healthcare services, attendant care
Full details on eligibility and qualified income brackets are available on the DPSS website.
For example, if you are a single household with a monthly income between $0 and $2,024 complete an application to confirm your CalFresh benefit.
Larger households can qualify for more benefits, depending on income levels.
CalFresh benefits can be used for a wide range of products, but there are some restrictions.
CalFresh can be used to buy food like:
- Fruits and vegetables;
- Beans, fish, poultry, meat;
- Rice, bread, tortillas, cereal;
- Milk and cheese; and
- Seeds and plants that produce food.
CalFresh cannot be used to buy:
- Alcohol, tobacco, cigarettes;
- Non-food items (pet food, toilet paper, diapers, soap, etc.);
- Vitamins and medicine;
- Foods that will be eaten in the store; and
See DPSS webpage "How to Use"
Use CalFresh at participating farmers markets, grocery stores, food retailers and restaurants
Locate farmers markets where you can use CalFresh to purchase goods using this tool.
Use CalFresh at these food retailers in West Hollywood:
|7-Eleven 16187||1100 N La Cienega Blvd|
|7-Eleven 18196 D||7950 Santa Monica Blvd|
|7-Eleven 24131 B||7609 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Arbat Deli, Inc.||7868 3/4 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Beriozka||7610 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Bristol Farms 0010||9039 Beverly Blvd|
|Cherry Garden||7820 Santa Monica Blvd|
|CVS Pharmacy 9652||8491 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Gelson's Market 108||8330 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Karpaty||7515 Santa Monica Blvd|
|LTL||7873 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Melrose CFM||8400 Melrose Ave|
|New York Deli & Cafe||7754 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Odessa Grocery||7781 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Pavilions (VONS 2739)||8969 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Ralphs 293||1233 N La Brea Ave|
|Ralphs Fresh Fare 724||9040 Beverly Blvd|
|RITE AID 5446||1130 N La Brea Ave|
|SMART & FINAL 474||1041 N Fuller Ave|
|Sunset Oil And Mini Mart||8906 W Sunset Blvd|
|Subway||1111 N. Fairfax Ave|
|Target Store T-1884||7100 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Tbilisy & Yerevan Bakery||7862 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Trader Joe's 40||7302 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Trader Joe's 173||8611 Santa Monica Blvd|
|Whole Foods 10109||7871 Santa Monica Blvd|
Find retailers nationwide through the U.S Department of Agriculture Food & Nutrition Service
CalFresh looks like a credit card
Benefits are loaded every month on your personal Electronic Benefits (EBT) card, which looks just like a credit or debit card.