Food and Nutrition Services

How to Apply


An online application system allows you to apply for CalFresh benefits.

For more information on how to apply visit your nearest Human Services Agency office at:
2115 West Wardrobe Ave.
Merced CA 95340
Ph: (209) 385-3000

About Food and Nutrition Services


Food and Nutrition Services is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that fights hunger and strives to improve nutrition and health. It assists low-income households in purchasing necessary food for a nutritionally adequate diet.

Eligibility Requirements


Households must meet certain income and resource standards in order to receive CalFresh. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or belong to certain non-citizen groups that are eligible for the program. CalFresh benefit amounts are based upon your household size and income.