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Welcome to CalFresh Outreach!

Need Money for Food? Welcome to CalFresh Outreach!

CalFresh Food

What is CalFresh at Siskiyous?

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets.

CalFresh is the name of the USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the state of California. Recipients receive and "spend" CalFresh benefits electronically, via personal Golden State Advantage electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards that look just like any other credit or debit cards.

Siskiyous CalFresh Outreach Team guides students to food resources and through the CalFresh application process. Our passionate team of students can walk you through the CalFresh application, help you organize your materials for applying and send you reminders of next steps. We also link you to basic need resources to help you. We believe that students are happier and healthier when they have access to nutritious food and can then focus more on their academics and personal lives.

What is CalFresh Outreach (CFO)?

The CalFresh Outreach Program is funded through the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and is implemented in partnership with county social services offices. It assists people through the entire CalFresh application process, including assistance with the application itself, obtaining verification documents, navigating the 30-day application period, as well as the renewal process.

The Siskiyous CalFresh Outreach Team can assist you with the following:

  • Eligibility Prescreen
  • Application Assistance
  • Required Verifications
  • Interview Preparation
  • Recertification
  • Troubleshooting

What is the process like?

Applying for CalFresh takes less than 30 minutes! You then have an interview which is typically about 30 - 45 minutes in length. After going through the process, you can start receiving your benefits (money for groceries!!) within 30 days, or as little as 3 days, depending on your current situation.

CalFresh Application Process

Where do I go for Assistance?

Virtual Appointment

Contact our Siskiyous Calfresh Outreach Team at to schedule an appointment via Zoom.

Apply Online

Apply for CalFresh online at: College of the Siskiyous GetCalFresh

Not sure if you are eligible? Take a Prescreen!

Fill out this quick questionnaire and we'll get back to you with your eligibility status:

Submit Documents

You will be required to submit verifications when you apply for CalFresh, and you should submit those as soon as possible to avoid any delays in your application process.

You can submit these items in person at HQ, anytime Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, or by email to:

Once your verification documents have been submitted we will forward them onto Siskiyou County Health & Human Services on your behalf.


For Basic Needs Inquiries:

For CalFresh Inquiries:

Phone: (530) 938-5376

This website was funded by USDA, SNAP, known in California as CalFresh, an equal opportunity provider and employer, and the California Department of Social Services.