Benefits for CalFresh Recipients Impacted by California Wildfires and Bay Area Power Shut-Offs

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  1. If you are a CalFresh recipient and a victim of a California wildfire, you may be eligible to receive Disaster CalFresh (D-CalFresh) benefits. D-CalFresh benefits are emergency benefits provided over a 30-day period to CalFresh recipients who are victims of natural disasters. D-CalFresh provides these benefits on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which can be used to buy food at authorized stores. To see if your household is eligible, view the requirements listed at the bottom of this webpage. To access D-CalFresh benefits, contact your local county office.
  2. If you are a CalFresh recipient and have been affected by the emergency power shut-offs in the Bay Area, you may be eligible to receive a one-time automated credit of replacement benefits to your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to help you replace any food you may have lost. The federal government has authorized the replacement of 60% of the CalFresh benefits that households in certain Bay Area zip codes received in the month of October. If you live in one of the zip codes below, you may receive an automatic credit of replacement benefits:
  • Alameda County: 94586; 94552 and 94708
  • Amador County: 95689; 95665; 95699; 95629; 95669; 95685; 95666; 95601; 95675 and 95642
  • Butte County: 95942; 95916; 95941; 95954; 95968; 95930; 95978; 95914 and 95966
  • Calaveras County: 95223; 95247; 95228; 95233; 95251; 95222; 95255; 95257; 95224; 95245; 95249; 95246; 95248 and 95232
  • Colusa County: 95979
  • Contra Costa County: 94556; 94563; 94516 and 94549
  • El Dorado County: 95614; 95672; 95623; 95636; 95709; 95651; 95726; 95664; 95634; 95684; 95633; 95720; 95635; 95667; 95735 and 95619
  • Humboldt County: 95524; 95519; 95503; 95547; 95521; 95549; 95540; 95501; 95570; 95562; 95536; 95545; 95525; 95558; 95551; 95553; 95528; 95542; 95560; 95569; 95550; 95565; 95573; 95555; 95554; 95559; 95511; 95563; 95514; 95537; 95571; 95564; 95556 and 95546
  • Lake County: 95467; 85451; 95493; 95453; 95443; 95423; 95422; 95457; 95464; 95485; 95458; 95461; 95435 and 95426
  • Marin County: 94970 and 94924
  • Mariposa County: 95329 and 95311
  • Mendocino County: 95469; 95449; 95587 and 95585
  • Napa County: 94574; 94676; 94515; 94573; 94567; 94508 and 94559
  • Nevada County: 95959; 95949; 95946; 95975; 95728; 95977; 95986 and 95945
  • Placer County: 95722; 95603; 95602; 95736; 95663; 95631; 95658; 95703; 95713; 95715; 95717; 95701; 95714; 95724 and 95650
  • Plumas County: 96063 and 95915
  • San Mateo County: 94037; 94038; 94019; 94020; 94060; 94021 and 94074
  • Santa Clara County: 95033 and 95140

3. Bottom line: You can apply for individual replacement CalFresh benefits any time food loss happens by filling out form CF303 and submitting it to your local county office. There is no limit to how many times you can apply after your food is damaged. You can apply even after you have already received an automatic replacement credit, and even if you are not eligible to receive an automatic replacement credit because you do not live in one of the approved zip codes. See this flyer for more information.

For information about additional resources available to people affected by the wildfires and power shut-offs, see California’s disaster response website.