On June 1, 2019, history was made as 1.3 million disabled or senior Californians receiving SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment) benefits became eligible for CalFresh food assistance.
This change is going to have a HUGE impact on ending hunger or at least reducing it dramatically. CalFresh will provide money for food for these SSI recipients on the EBT card. But enrolling them into the program will take a huge effort and Health Education Council is here to help! We have partnered with the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to assist people sign-up for CalFresh. We are here to help SSI recipients and others understand the process and get them enrolled.