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Food Assistance

Food Assistance


Disaster CalFresh Food Assistance

You may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh food assistance (also known as D‑SNAP or D-CalFresh) if your household:

  • Lived in or worked in the following disaster areas: Santa Barbara or Ventura, on December 4, 2017 or January 8-9, 2018; and
  • Experienced a disruption in income; or
  • Had damage to your home or self-employment property; or
  • Had disaster-related expenses.
  • Is not already receiving CalFresh food assistance

Note that there is a household income limit. For example, a household of 2 may qualify for a one-time benefit of $352 if their monthly available income and resources are less than $2,049 after considering disaster related impacts, including lost income and disaster-related expenses.

 Individuals and families that are ineligible for regular CalFresh may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh food assistance based on qualifying disaster-related expenses.

You can apply for Disaster CalFresh food assistance in-person at the locations listed below between Tuesday, February 6 to Friday, February 9 and Monday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 14.

Santa Barbara County
Department of Social Services

234 Camino Del Remedio

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm

Department of Social Services

1100 W Laurel Ave

Lompoc, CA  93436

Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm

Department of Social Services

2125 S Centerpointe Pkwy

Santa Maria, CA  93455

Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm

Carpinteria Family Resource Center

5241 8th Street

Carpinteria, CA  93013

Tuesdays 9am to 3pm

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