The chart below is effective 10/1/2018 for the Thrifty Food Plan maximum allotment amounts based on household size.
|Household Size||Thrifty Food Plan|
|Each additional member||+$144|
Household gross monthly income (prior to deductions) cannot exceed 200 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. For a household of three, this is $3,464. A household’s net monthly income cannot exceed 100 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. For a household of three, this is $1,732.
If the household exceeds the income limits then it will have a $2,250 resource limit or a limit of $3,500 if the household has an elderly or disabled member.
What can you purchase with CalFresh?
CalFresh can be used to buy any food or food product that is produced for human consumption. The exception to this is hot foods or lunch counter items prepared or heated in the store. CalFresh benefits cannot be used to buy non-food items like soap, toilet paper or shampoo. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco, vitamins or medicines, and pet food are also excluded. You can, however, use your CalFresh benefits to purchase seeds and plants for use in home gardens to produce food.
|East County||Central County||West County|
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|400 Ellinwood Way
|151 Linus Pauling Drive
151 Sand Creek Road
1305 Macdonald Avenue
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