SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), the federal government's latest name for food stamps.

In California, we call it CalFresh.

If you are eligible, this program can add to your food budget to help you put healthy and nutritious food on the table.

California's CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.

For more information, visit the CalFresh Program website where you can determine if you meet the eligibility requirements, find out how to apply and download an application form.

Legal Services of Northern California in collaboration with California Food Policy AdvocatesNeighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and the Western Center on Law and Poverty also offer a well-organized, easy-to-read online California Guide to the Food Stamp Program.