CalFresh (SNAP), EBT and WIC

CalFresh (SNAP) & EBT

CalFresh helps improve the nutrition of people in low-income households  by increasing their food-buying power. With  CalFresh benefits in hand, you can spend more at the grocery store with an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to access better food choices.

Am I eligible for CalFresh?

Here are the eligibility and reporting requirements related to obtaining CalFresh. If you feel like you are eligible but have been denied status, please contact  Legal Aid Foundation of LA – Long Beach Office.

The federal government offers this online pre-screening tool you can take at home to see if you are eligible for benefits.

Also, The Childrens Clinic and LA County Helps provide one-stop access to all the benefits you may be eligible for using an online questionnaire.

How do I apply for CalFresh?


WIC is the federal government’s health and nutrition support program for women, infants and children. WIC helps families buy eggs, milk and other essential healthy foods to grow healthy babies and children and support a mother’s health during child rearing.

Am I eligible for WIC?

WIC’s eligibility requirements are described here. California’s State website also provides this nifty WIC Self-Assessment test you can take online.

How do I apply for WIC?

Contact the City’s WIC program at (562) 570-4242 or email at, visit their site, and take the self-assessment here.
Due to Covid-19, WIC centers are no longer taking personal visits.

What can I use it for?

Many staple foods can be purchased through WIC, and the list has been expanded during Covid-19.


There are many more free food resources available throughout the city, available on our main food resources page.