Resources

Click on one of the topics below to get more information. You can also Download Materials on the right — these are great resources that can help you learn more about a topic.

 About Food Stamps

I need help buying food. Where can I get help?

  • Food stamp benefits can help you and your family eat nutritious foods. You may qualify even if you work full time.
  • You can buy food at any supermarket, grocery store, or certified farmers' market that accepts the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system.

Am I eligible to receive food stamps?

  • Find out quickly if you are eligible to receive food stamps by visiting www.myfoodstamps.org/eligible.html. This free site has a few short questions to help you figure out if you might qualify for food stamps. It can also help you learn how to apply for food stamps in your county.

Where can I get more information about other nutrition assistance programs (e.g. free or reduced-price school meals)?

  • Call toll-free 1-888-328-3483.
  • Visit the USDA's Food Assistance Programs Web site.
  • Download the USDA's Income Guideline chart to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
  • Contact your Regional Network agency directly. Click Local Contact Information. Then, click on your region on the California map to get local contact information. They can help you find the closest place for you to get more information. We have over 150 agencies in California—and they all want to help you.
  • Visit your Regional Network's Web site for a list of events—like free health clinics, health fairs, and farmers' markets—going on in your area. Click on your region on the California map below to find their Web address.

Where can I find a food stamp office in my area?

 Network Resources

How can I become a Network Champion Mom (or Champion Dad, Grandparent, etc.)?

  • Contact your Regional Network agency directly. Click Local Contact Information. Then, click on your region on the California map to get local contact information.

We can't wait to hear from you.

I still cannot find what I am looking for on this site.

 Free Materials from the Network

How can I get free tips and recipes from the Network for a Healthy California (Network)?

 Local Contact Information

How can I find a nutrition or physical activity agency in
my area?

California State Nutrition Agency Map

The Network has over 150 agencies serving California in 11 different regions. Mouse over your region on the California map to find an agency near you.

 

Bay Area Region

http://www.barnn.org

Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara

Santa Clara County Public Health Department - Nutrition and Wellness

1400 Parkmore, Ste. 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 793-2710

Contact: Joe Prickitt
Joe.Prickitt@hhs.sccgov.org

 

Los Angeles Region

http://championsforchange.lacounty.gov

Counties: Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services - Nutrition Program

3530 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010

(213) 351-7875

Contact: Suzanne Bogert
sbogert@ph.lacounty.gov

 

Central Coast Region

http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/HEALTH/CommunityHealth/Nutrition/RegionalNetwork.htm

Counties: Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz

Monterey County Dept. of Health Community Health Division

632 E. Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93905

(831) 796-2894

Contact: Christine Moss
mosscd@co.monterey.ca.us

 

North Coast Region

http://www.northcoastnutrition.org/

Counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma

California Health Collaborative

1101 College Ave., Suite 215
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 543-5810 ext. 203

Contact: Jennifer McClendon
jmcclendon@healthcollaborative.org

 

Central Valley Region

http://www.cvhnclinics.org/

Counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare

Central Valley Health Network

1987 N. Gateway, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93727

(559) 255-4300 ext. 17

Contact: Nichole Mosqueda-Curtin
lnmosqueda@cvhnclinics.org

 

Orange County Region

http://www.ochealthinfo.com/public/nutrition/nupac/

Counties: Orange

Orange County Health Care Agency

1725 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

(714) 834-8673

Contact: Anna Luciano-Acenas
aluciano@ochca.com

 

Desert Sierra Region

http://www.sbcounty.gov/eatwell

Counties: Inyo, Riverside, and San Bernardino

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

351 North Mt. View Ave., 1st Fl.
San Bernardino, CA 92415

(909) 387-6320

Contact: Jeanne Silberstein
jsilberstein@dph.sbcounty.gov

 

San Diego & Imperial Region

http://www.sdnnonline.org/

Counties: Imperial and San Diego

UCSD, Community Pediatrics

4305 University Ave., Suite 590
San Diego, CA 92105

(619) 955-1041

Contact: Blanca Melendrez
bmelendrez@ucsd.edu

 

Gold Coast Region

http://www.goldcoastnetwork.org/

Counties: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura

Ventura County Public Health Department

2323 Knoll Drive, Suite 322
Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 677-5254

Contact: Alicia Padilla Villicana
Alicia.villicana@ventura.org

 

Sierra Cascade Region

http://www.scnutrition.org

Counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

California Health Collaborative

25 Jan Court, Suite 130
Chico, CA 95928

(530) 345-2483 ext. 215

Contact: Patricia Mannel
pmannel@healthcollaborative.org

 

Gold Country Region

http://www.healthedcouncil.org/network

Counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mono, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba

Health Education Council

3950 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 600
West Sacramento, CA 95691

(916) 556-3344

Contact: Ramona Mosley
rmosley@healthedcouncil.org

 

Network for a Healthy California

Regional Networks
Valerie Quinn (916) 552-9908 Valerie.Quinn@cdph.ca.gov
Reba Meigs (916) 449-5410 Reba.Meigs@cdph.ca.gov
Jackie Richardson (916) 449-5398 Jackie.Richardson@cdph.ca.gov
Monet Parham-Lee (916) 552-9906 Monet.Parham-Lee@cdph.ca.gov

Sierra Cascade Region North Coast Region Gold Country Region Bay Area Region Central Valley Region Desert Sierra Region Central Coast Region Gold Coast Region Los Angeles Region Orange County Region San Diego / Imperial Valley Region

 

Download Support Materials

Recipes
Physical Activity
Guides to Making Community Changes
Champion Moms