If you rely on CalFresh (California’s SNAP program) for groceries and faced food loss due to recent floods and winter storms, there’s good news! San Diego County is offering replacement benefits to help restock your pantry.
This extended assistance program acknowledges the challenges faced by households whose CalFresh food supplies were impacted by power outages or flood damage. Unlike the usual 10-day window, you have until February 21st, 2024 to request replacement benefits.
How to Claim Your CalFresh Groceries Replacement
To secure your replacement, follow these steps promptly. Ensure you submit a report to the county by February 21st, taking advantage of the extended deadline. Explore the San Diego County Calfresh webpage for comprehensive instructions on submitting your report online or in person.
For additional support, connect with the Access Customer Service Center at 866-262-9881 for assistance over the phone. If you prefer face-to-face guidance, head to a local Family Resource Center for more help, conveniently located and listed on the county website.
Remember, this program is specifically for CalFresh recipients who lost food due to the recent weather events. If you were not affected by the climatic inclemency, please don’t claim the restock of your groceries. If you have questions or require further support, don’t hesitate to reach out to the resources provided. Take advantage of this opportunity and stock up on essential groceries to get back on your feet after the storm’s impact.
Extra Assistance From California’s Food Banks
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, along with North County Food Bank chapter, stands as San Diego County’s foremost hunger-relief organization.
In the past year alone, they successfully distributed a staggering 45 million pounds of food, catering to an average of 400,000 individuals monthly throughout the county.
The impact extends through the collaborative efforts with over 500 nonprofit partners, running feeding programs in diverse communities. Through the North County Food Bank chapter and these vital partnerships, they are committed to providing nutritious food to individuals and families, addressing the critical needs of our communities across San Diego County.
You may be eligible to receive CalFresh within three days if you qualify for CalFresh Expedited Services. You can also get food assistance through various community organizations throughout San Diego. Take a look at their official website by clicking here.
Maximum CalFresh Benefits in 2024
Starting from October 1, 2023, until September 30, 2024, here’s a breakdown of the CalFresh benefits based on household size. For a one-person household, the maximum monthly allotment is $291, while a two-person household can receive up to $535.
For a type family of your, say two parents and two children, the maximum food stamps you could claim in California goes up to $973, and a family of five could be entitled to claim $1,155 a month.
As the household size increases, so does the allotment, reaching $1,751 for an eight-person household. Any additional member beyond eight adds $219 to the allotment. Even for smaller households, there’s a minimum allotment of $23.