This November, the SLO Food Bank is hosting CalFresh Application Assistance sites across the county at local libraries. The SLO Food Bank, with the help of the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services (DSS), will be providing one-on-one assistance, including bilingual Spanish assistance, for the community to receive help applying for California’s food assistance program known as CalFresh.
CalFresh provides eligible households with a monthly stipend to spend on groceries at their favorite local grocery stores and some Farmers’ Markets. The Federally funded program serves as a front-line defense against food insecurity. During a time when inflation and gas prices are at their highest, it is even more imperative that all eligible community members have access to food resources like CalFresh.
The immigration status of all who apply for CalFresh is confidential. Getting CalFresh will not be counted against you when you apply for a green card. CalFresh also does not count against you if you apply for citizenship. CalFresh is safe to use and won’t impact your status. Parents of US citizens can apply for CalFresh on their child’s behalf regardless of parental immigration status. For more information about CalFresh and immigration status, visit https://www.getcalfresh.org/en/immigrants.
For more information about CalFresh and food assistance, go to www.slofoodbank.org/money-to-buy-food.
November 4, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
• Morro Bay Public Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay
• Nipomo Public Library, 918 W Tefft St., Nipomo
November 10, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
• Shandon Public Library, 195 N 2nd St., Shandon