San Francisco Homeless Resource

The CalFresh Program can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.

See if you qualify for CalFresh through mRelief in under 3 minutes.

For individuals who don't have consistent access to the internet or a smartphone, mRelief lets you apply for CalFresh via text messaging.

mRelief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit currently serves as a vendor for the California Department of Social Services as well as SFHSA. mRelief has built an easy-to-use tool on web and text messaging for low-income Americans to find out if they qualify and enroll in CalFresh. mRelief assists applicants in the CalFresh process every step of the way, even providing transportation to San Francisco Human Services Agency's office for interviews and picking up their EBT card.

mRelief’s mission is to restore dignity by transforming access to social services, such as the SNAP program. The SNAP application process has 5 steps: 1) eligibility discovery 2) application submission 3) interview completion 4) submission of documents 5) receipt of card. mRelief is live in 42 states through a partnership with the USDA at

The organization has been featured in NowThis News and National Geographic

CalFresh Rights for Homeless Individuals:

No Address is necessary: The county welfare office cannot make homeless people give a mailing address if they do not have one. Homeless people can get benefits even if they have no fixed mailing address or live on the street.

CalFresh benefits for shelter residents: Homeless people can get CalFresh benefits even if they live in a shelter and get free meals there. To get CalFresh benefits, a homeless person does not have to have any place to cook or store food. [1]

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