• 5225 N Lake Blvd
    Carnelian Bay, Placer
  • Phone 1
    North Lake Tahoe - Carnelian Bay office
  • Phone 2
    Human Services Outreach message line
  • Toll-Free
    Customer Service Call Center (accessibility works for area codes: 530, 209, 916)
  • Business Line


CalFresh, formerly known as Food Stamps and known federally as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), can help families and individuals put healthy and nutritious food on the table. CalFresh provides extra funds to help those who are in need each month to buy groceries. With a CalFresh electronic “debit” card (known as EBT) you can buy most foods at many food stores and farmers markets. Even if temporary, individuals and families who have experienced a change in their circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and need additional help, may apply for CalFresh.

More information is available at although, it is for reference only. Speak to a Human Services staff person for the most up-to-date info.

Apply for CalFresh
Californians can visit or to apply or call 877-847-3663 (FOOD) to be connected to their local county social service office.

Getting CalFresh does not affect: The CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program for details and locations.

EBT Online - As of April 28, 2020, CalFresh EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card users can purchase groceries online from select vendors. For information, visit

If you receive CalWORKs, you may also be able to use your cash benefits to make some other kinds of purchases online. Check with your county social service office for approved vendors. California is actively working to expand the number of stores that accept EBT online in the future.

Apply for / Access your Public Benefits Online (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKS, Disaster CalFresh, General Assistance)
Go to to apply for or renew benefits, upload verification, and view information regarding health coverage, food, and cash assistance. BenefitsCal also makes it easy for community partners to create accounts and act as application assistants.

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card info, including what to do if card is lost or stolen -,to%20get%20a%20new%20card.

The ebtEDGE Application provides EBT cardholders with increased card/account management tools. It can be downloaded from the AppStore or accessed via a web browser. The app/web-based version offers the following:
  • Check Balances
  • Access Transaction History
  • See Benefit Schedule
  • Find Retailers with the Retailer Locator
  • Change your EBT PIN #
  • Order a replacement EBT card.
Available on the IOS App Store and Google Play Store. Web-based access via

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