Food and Nutrition Services

Filing an Application for CalWORKS, CalFresh*, or Medi-Cal

*All CalFresh applications will be evaluated for Expedited Service.You may be able to get Expedited Service benefits within 3 calendar days if you meet certain criteria.

If you do not have all the information to complete the application, just complete what you can! You can submit your application with just your name, address, phone number and signature.

In Person

You can walk in and apply at any of the following offices:

Merced
2115 Wardrobe Avenue
Merced,CA 95341

Castle
1920 Customer Care Way
Atwater, CA 95301

Los Banos
947 W. Pacheco Blvd. Ste. C
Los Banos, CA 93635

Online

Go to the C4Yourself website or the Get Cal-Fresh website to create an account and apply online. You can also view your benefit information.

Telephone

You can contact our office at (209) 385-3000 or (855) 421-6770 and request an application be mailed to you.

Mail / Fax

You can submit the application with your name, address and signature, to either of the following:

Mailing Address
Human Services Agency
P.O. Box 112
Merced, CA 95341

Fax Number
(209) 354-2505


Para Presentar Una Solicitud De CalWORKs, CalFresh*, Medi-Cal

*Todos los solicitantes de CalFresh serán evaluados para Servicio Urgente. Quizás usted pueda recibir beneficios de Servicio de Emergencia dentro de 3 días corridos si cumple con ciertos criterios.

Si no tiene toda la información para llenar la solicitud, solo llene lo que pueda. Puede someter su solicitud con tan solo su nombre, domicilio, número de teléfono y firma.

En Persona

Puede llenar y entregar una solicitud en  cualquiera de las oficinas mencionadas abajo:

Merced
2115 Wardrobe Avenue
Merced,CA 95341

Castle
1920 Customer Care Way
Atwater, CA 95301

Los Banos
947 W. Pacheco Blvd. Ste. C
Los Banos, CA 93635

En Línea

Entre al sitio C4Yourself o al sitio Get Cal-Fresh para crear una cuenta y llenar una solicitud en línea. Puede ver la información de sus beneficios tambien.

Por Teléfono

Puede llamar a nuestra oficina al (209) 385-3000 o (855) 421-6770 y pedir que le manden una solicitud por correo.

Por Correo / Fax

Puede someter una solicitud con su  nombre, domicilio y firma a cualquiera de las siguientes:

Domicilio de Correo
Human Service Agency
P.O. Box 112
Merced, CA 95341

Número de Fax
(209) 354-2505



About Food and Nutrition Services

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, which provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income and provides economic benefits to communities.

CalFresh benefits can help buy nutritious foods for a better diet.  CalFresh benefits stretch food budgets, allowing individuals and families to afford nutritious food, including more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods.

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.

About Nutrition Information Outreach

Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States.  In order to combat and promote good health, the Merced County Human Services Agency (HSA) is actively spreading the message of healthy food choices and exercise. Nutrition information is available through HSA at many health fairs and other community events.  Look for us out in the community with informational materials and cool handouts for kids.  For more information about upcoming events, contact the Human Services Agency office at (209) 385-3000.