The CalFresh Program, formally known as Food Stamps Program, is a Nutrition Assistance Program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. A person who is approved to receive CalFresh benefits is issued an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, just like an ATM card, to purchase food at various supermarkets or grocery stores. Coupons are no longer issued in Los Angeles County.
Eligibility – You may be eligible for CalFresh benefits if you:
Have limited income or no incomeIf you are a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
How to apply – You may apply:In person at your local DPSS District Office:
349-B East Ave. K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535 (866) 613-3777
In person at your local DPSS General Relief Sub Office:
337 East Ave. K-10, Lancaster, CA 93535, (866) 613-3777
In the mail or by fax
Online at calfresh.ca.gov
For more information: 1-877-847-3663
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children under the age of five who are low to moderate income (up to 185% of the federal poverty level) and at nutrition risk. Special checks are given to participants to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors.
Categorical Eligibility – To be eligible for the WIC program, a person must meet categorical and income requirements.
Breastfeeding women (up to the infant’s first birthday)
Postpartum women up to six months after giving birth
Up to the infant’s first birthday
Up to the child’s fifth birthday
How to apply- You may apply:
In person at your local WIC agency | Lancaster WIC | 701 West Ave K Suite 104 | Lancaster CA 93534 | (661) 949-5805
In person at your local WIC agency | Palmdale WIC | 2247 East Palmdale Blvd. | Palmdale CA 93550 | (661) 726-6300
You can pre-screen for WIC online.