Disaster CalFresh for residents and workers affected by the fire

Special CalFresh Disaster Benefits

for eligible Sonoma County residents and workers affected by the fires


Apply October 25-November 1, 2017

at a Human Services Department Economic Assistance Office

Bring proof of identity and local home or work address to in-person interview.


Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (additional hours may be added)

  • 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa
  • 520 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
  • Human Services South County Center
    5350 Old Redwood Highway, Petaluma

Or call for information: (844) 719-8808


If you lived / worked in Sonoma County during fires that started on October 8, 2017 and:

* Lost your home or business,

* Lost income (such as not being able to go to work),

* Lost food (such as experiencing a power outage of four hours or more), or

* Had disaster-related expenses that will not be reimbursed (such as repairs, temporary housing or evacuation expenses)


Income limits are temporarily increased: A household of one with net income under $1,700 would receive $192; a household of four with net income under $2,755 would receive $640.


In addition, Sonoma County households may temporarily use SNAP/CalFresh EBT cards to buy hot foods and hot foods ready for consumption through November 15, 2017.


Some clients already getting CalFresh, Medi-Cal or CalWORKs who are affected by fires will automatically receive up to the maximum Disaster CalFresh amount for household size on their EBT cards.


After November 1, residents may continue to apply for regular CalFresh during normal County business hours and online at mybenefitscalwin.org.