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Aug 17 2018 | 

Author: Kate | 

Disaster CalFresh

As a response to the Carr Fire, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved Disaster CalFresh in Shasta County. Applications will be accepted August 22-25 and August 27-29. The state will not be deploying outreach workers, so we encourage everyone with a connection to Shasta County to help get the word out as quickly as possible given the limited application window.

Even individuals and families who are not eligible for regular CalFresh may qualify for Disaster CalFresh if they:

Lived or worked in Shasta County on July 23; and

  • Incurred disaster-related expenses; or
  • Experienced a disruption in income; or
  • Had damage to their home or self-employment property; or
  • Experienced food loss as result of the fire or related power outages; and

Are not already receiving CalFresh food assistance

Click here for more information, phone numbers, and application location sites in Shasta County.

Shasta County: 877-652-0731

Disaster CalFresh Information

 

Additional Emergency Benefits

Automatic supplements have been approved for existing CalFresh households in these zip codes:

96001 96033
96003 96087
96019 96047
96079 96095
96089  

Automatic replacement benefits have been approved for existing CalFresh households in these zip codes:

96033
96047

96087

If a household in another zip code lost food due to the Carr Fire (including as a result of power outages), they have until August 21 to notify the county and request replacement CalFresh benefits.

 

(Photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr Creative Commons)