Application period for temporary benefits open, from Feb. 6 to 10, and again on Feb. 14 and 15

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — In response to our recent severe winter storms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has approved the California Department of Social Services’ request to operate Disaster CalFresh assistance in nine impacted counties, including San Luis Obispo County.

Disaster CalFresh provides temporary food assistance to eligible families and individuals affected by natural disasters. Families or individuals who lived or worked in SLO County between Dec. 27, 2022, and Jan. 25, 2023, and who were impacted by the storms, may be eligible for these benefits and are encouraged to apply. The application period for these temporary benefits is open for a limited time only, from Feb. 6 through 10, 2023, and again on Feb. 14 and 15.

For more information about Disaster CalFresh, CalFresh eligibility, and how to apply visit the SLO Food Bank’s “Funds for Food” page at buy-food.