May CalFresh Awareness Month

May CalFresh Awareness Month

Alameda County has celebrated CalFresh Awareness Month each May since 2013 and it is the official month dedicated to increasing awareness of the CalFresh program throughout California. Each year, the State, Alameda County Social Services Agency, Alameda County Community Food Bank, and community-based organizations, are all committed to bringing awareness, dispelling myths, and encouraging eligible residents to apply for CalFresh benefits.    

May 2022 CalFresh Awareness Campaign

This year, Alameda County's CalFresh Awareness Month theme is, “Still here for you,” and highlights how CalFresh continues to support its residents as we emerge from the pandemic. While some temporary benefits and rule changes are ending due to the end of the Public Health Emergency, CalFresh continues to be the largest food program in California and helps recipients access fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods.

By participating in CalFresh, you will not only increase your food budget, but you can also take advantage of awesome discounts and services such as:

  • Market Match, where CalFresh EBT cardholders can get more money to purchase fruits and vegetables at participating famers’ markets
  • Amazon Prime for $6.00 per month
  • Comcast affordable high-speed internet
  • PG&E monthly bill discounts
  • Discounted admission to participating museums
  • And more!

New to our outreach efforts this year is our partnership with local social media influencers who will be sharing their favorite healthy cooking recipes and how CalFresh can help stretch your food dollars. Check back regularly as we share their latest videos!

Now is a great time to apply for CalFresh!

Outreach Toolkit

As part of Alameda County Social Services Agency’s efforts to promote CalFresh Awareness Month, community partners can also help promote CalFresh Awareness Month and use any of our outreach toolkit materials including:

  • Themed graphics
  • Social media images
  • Flyers
  • Email signatures
  • Virtual backgrounds
  • And more!